This October, rising literary star Carlos Fonseca joins the constellation of the "new Latin American boom" that includes authors Valeria Luiselli, Alejandro Zambra, Álvaro Enrigue, Yuri Herrera, Andrés Neuman, and others. Colonel Lágrimas (Oct. 4, 2016) is his dazzling debut about the demented final project of a brilliant mathematician that is also an allegory of our hyperinformed age and of the clash between European and Latin American history. In the tradition of the best of Bolaño, Borges, and Calvino, the book breaks new ground that is fully Fonseca's own.
Fonseca was born in Costa Rica in 1987 and grew up in Puerto Rico. He currently teaches at University of Cambridge. Catch him live at the events below.
October 13: London Review Bookshop (London, UK)
October 29: New York Festival de la Palabra (New York, NY)
November 3: Fordham University (Bronx, NY)
November 5-6: Texas Book Festival (Austin, TX)
November 9: Rutgers University (Rutgers, NJ)
November 10: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
November 20: Cultural Cabaret of Battersea Spanish (London, UK)
April 5–14, 2017: Cambridge Literary Festival (Cambridge, UK)
- August 23, 2017: Edinburgh International Book Festival (Edinburgh, UK)