Ed Siegle

Ed Siegle

Ed Siegle was born in Minehead and grew up in Somerset and Dorset. After studying Languages at Cambridge University, he moved to London where he worked as a business consultant for a number of years before moving to Brighton. Ed still lives in Brighton with his wife and their children.

Languages have been the great love of Ed’s life. Discovering he had a knack for Spanish, he spent teenage summers on exchange visits to a small town near Valencia. He has since spent extended periods in Spain and Latin America – travelling through El Salvador and Nicaragua during their 80s wars, teaching English at the Universidad de Granada in Spain, and acting as an interpreter on an expedition to the Venezuelan rainforest. His command of languages also led to work in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where the idea of his first novel Invisibles was born.

Ed wrote much of the first draft of his novel on a daily commute from Brighton to London. He has written a number of short stories, of which ‘On the Level’ was published in The Illustrated Brighton Moment, and ‘Nine Lives, One Life’ won the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize. He has read at a number of live events including The Brighton Moment, Sparks and GritLit.

'I don’t like to have everything mapped out, as a lot of the pleasure comes from daily discovery and invention – sitting down with a notion of what I’d like to engineer and ending up with something new.'

Read an interview with Ed Siegle on the Deckchair website.

'I started writing Invisibles having recently returned to the UK, to Brighton, after living and working in Rio. I had a strong sense of saudade – a Portuguese word for an intense feeling of longing – for my life there, and so it made sense to write a novel about someone with a similar feeling.'

Read an interview with Ed Siegle on Booksquawk.

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Ed Siegle

3 for £10 on great Myriad books

Just another 2 weeks to go for the Amazon 3 for £10 summer promotion, including Invisibles – ranked #6 in the Fiction section by customer review. In fact, there are several superb Myriad Editio...

Invisibles ranked 12th in Amazon summer promotion

I’m delighted to report that Invisibles has been included in Amazon’s top-selling paperbacks summer promotion – 3 books for £10 – and is ranked 12th of over 500 books based on...

Invisibles eBook 99p until Monday!

In honour of Father’s Day, I’m delighted to say that my novel Invisibles is on sale for Kindle for 99p from amazon.co.uk, or  for $1.53 from amazon.com. Read about one son’s quest...

Reading and hosting at fabulous Brympton

I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be spending a long weekend at the inaugural Brympton Festival, near my home town of Somerset this weekend. Set at the beautiful Brympton d’...

Flogging Invisibles

Last Saturday I spent a wonderful day in Yeovil Waterstone’s, meeting shoppers and talking to readers and trying to sell a few copies of my novel Invisibles. It was a great experience to be at ...

23rd Feb – Talk & screening in Cambridge

Hooray! On February 23rd I’ll be giving a talk on Invisibles in Cambridge , in conjunction with a screening of the superb film Bus 174. Cambridge University Brazilian Society have very kindly ...

Feb 18th – Book signing at Yeovil Waterstones

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be officially loitering in Waterstones, Yeovil, on Saturday February 18th. Having spent my childhood living within a few miles of Yeovil it’s a gr...

Writing versus Blogging

Happy New Year! Ok, so it’s been a few weeks but this is my first post of 2012, as you’re no doubt aware, having noticed something was strangely missing from your life which you couldnR...

Invisibles on sale at Castor & Pollux

I’m delighted to proclaim that Invisibles is now on sale in Castor & Pollux, a great art and design book shop on the Brighton seafront. I popped in yesterday so there are now signed copies a...

10 dubious reasons to buy Invisibles for Christmas

What do people really want for Christmas? A half-knitted jumper and a Danish Christmas gnome are two examples of presents I’ve received which demonstrate my family’s failure to answer this...

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