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Carlos Fonseca at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

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On Wednesday August 23, Carlos Fonseca, author of Colonel Lágrimas, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for an event with author Paul Stanbridge.

Carlos Fonseca Suárez was born in Costa Rica in 1987 and grew up in Puerto Rico. His work has appeared in publications including The Guardian, BOMB, The White Review, and Asymptote. He currently teaches at the University of Cambridge and lives in London. Colonel Lágrimas is his first novel.

Paul Stanbridge grew up in Essex, and went on to study literature at the universities of Reading and Manchester. After failing to tolerate working as a pensions administrator, bookseller, receptionist, waiter, archival catalogue editor, chef, barman, ministerial drafter, learning mentor and builder, Paul moved to Norwich, had children, and wrote a doctoral thesis examining creative method in literary modernism. Since then, he has divided his working time between music and writing. Space Eagle, his one-man blues band, has attracted a following of at least several dozen people in Norfolk. His other band, Erroneous Monk, arranges the songs of Thelonious Monk for a modern jazz quintet. Paul is currently working on a novel which will in some way involve Charley Patton, the European refugee crisis, and witches in 17th Century England. Forbidden Line is his first novel.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. 

Where: Writers' Retreat, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 3:30 pm