Restless Authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
This coming August, four Restless authors—Carlos Fonseca, Oddny Eir, Filip Springer, and Deepak Unnikrishnan—will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Exact dates for author events to come—stay tuned!
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. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997. Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 'Meet the Author' events. Today, the Festival programmes over 700 events, which are enjoyed by people of all ages.
When: Saturday, August 12 – Monday, August 28, 2017
Where: Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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
by Oddný Eir
Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
“Oddný Eir is an authentic author, philosopher and mystic. She weaves together diaries and fiction. She is the writer I feel can best express the female psyche of now and has bridged the gap between rural Iceland and Western philosophy. A true pioneer!!!!!!!!”
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060723 • Publication: 10/25/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 240 pages • Fiction: Autofiction / Icelandic • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060747
By Filip Springer
Translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Winner of Asymptote Journal’s 2016 Close Approximations Translation Contest and Shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, History of a Disappearance is the fascinating true story of a small mining town in the southwest of Poland that, after seven centuries of history, disappeared.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061157 • Publication: 4/4/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 352 pages • History: Poland / 20th Century Europe • Territory: North America and Open Market • eBook ISBN: 9781632061164
By Deepak Unnikrishnan
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061423 • Publication: 3/14/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 224 pages • Fiction: Middle East—United Arab Emirates / Immigration / Globalism / Literary • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061447