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Carlos Acosta announces debut novel

Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet swaps stage for page.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

13 December 2011 at 4.51pm | Comment on this article

Carlos Acosta has announced that his debut novel will be published in 2013. The as yet untitled story is set in Cuba with a narrative unfolding from the 19th century, through the Revolution in the 1950s, to the present day.

Senior Commissioning Editor of publisher Bloomsbury Bill Swainson commented that, "The story unfolds in the present day, told by the teenage great-grandson of the first generations brought as slaves to Cuba from Africa… [it has] extraordinary twists of plot, fascinating insights into Cuba's history, and is written in a voice that is warm, funny, intimate and convincing."

Although this is his debut work of fiction, Carlos published an autobiography, No Way Home, in 2007.  

The dancer returns to The Royal Ballet in January for performances of Romeo and Juliet (10 January and 19 January), The Dream / Song of the Earth (1 February - 5 March) and La Fille mal gardée (20 April and 26 April).

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

13 December 2011 at 4.51pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Ballet, book, Carlos Acosta, Cuba, La Fille mal gardee, novel, Romeo and Juliet, Song of the Earth, The Dream

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