Photo credit: Claire Newman Williams.

Carlos Fonseca

Photo credit: Claire Newman Williams.

Carlos Fonseca

Carlos Fonseca was born in Costa Rica, grew up in Puerto Rico, and studied in the United States. He was selected by the Hay Festival as part of the Bogotá39 group (2017), by Granta Magazine as one of its twenty-five best young Spanish-language writers (2021), and by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as one of the twenty most promising writers in the world for its “Young Shapers of the Future” (2022). His previous novels are Colonel Lágrimas and Natural History, both translated by Megan McDowell. His work has been translated into more than ten languages. He is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Carlos Fonseca is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Photo credit: Claire Newman Williams.

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