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.
by Carlos Fonseca
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
“Beware, reader, in these pages you will experience vertigo, anxiety and joy. You will become a ghostly presence in a Borgesian world, a camera obscura, where mathematics is a secret weapon, and memory the object of an archaeological pursuit. Loosely inspired by the eventful life of the French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Fonseca has created a gorgeous opera prima.”
—Valerie Miles, New York Times Book Review
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632061034 • Publication: 10/4/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 208 pages • Fiction: Latin American / Historical—20th Century Europe / Postmodern / Mathematics • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061041
Like the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40,” the Hay Festival Bogotá39 list is announced every ten years and is considered a signal of writers to watch in the decade to come. Other honorees include Valeria Luiselli, Samanta Schweblin, and Emiliano Monge, whose novel The Arid Sky will be published by Restless in 2018. The authors will be showcased in a new Hay Festival anthology, Bogotá39-2017, to be published by OneWorld in the UK.