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. He now lives in Somerset with his wife and children.
Languages have been the great love of Siegle’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 for his first novel Invisibles was born.
Ed Siegle is also the author of 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.