From Brighton to Brazil – Ed Siegle’s Invisibles, with added Samba

Even more dancing in the libraries … Members of Brighton School of Samba guested Hove Library on the 1 of June to celebrate the launch of Ed Siegle’s debut novel Invisibles.

Invisibles is set in both Brighton and Brazil, and Ed took the audience to Rio de Janeiro by showing photos of different locations in the novel: the famous Sugarloaf, the Ipanema beach and other less known places in the area. He also showed a few shots of Brighton & Hove like Hanover where some of the characters in the book live, and Hove Lawns where the characters go for walking and talking.

Vicky Blunden, editor at local Myriad Editions interviewed Ed, taking us deeper into the world of the novel, and then audience were invited to ask questions. Someone wanted to know what Ed’s parents thought of the novel, someone else wanted to know how he got published, and of course there was the question of the next novel.

Ed was happy to answer all the questions. His parents were okay about the novel – he didn’t use them as role models for the characters in the book; he did a reading at an event called Grit Lit where Vicky was in the audience and asked him to send his manuscript in; yes he’s working on something new, but is secretive about it.

About thirty people came along to the event and after the talk some of them could be seen swaying their hips when Brighton School of Samba got going with their drumming …

Louise – Library Assistant

Check the catalogue to reserve a copy of Invisibles for yourself, or find out more at Ed’s website.

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