Isabel Fonseca

Isabel Fonseca


Born
The United States

Fonseca studied on Columbia and Oxford.

Writes for many newspapers and magazines, The Independent, Vogue, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal.

For four years, she has been living with the Gypsies from Albany to Poland.

Currently lives in London with her husband Martin Amis and their two daughters.

Average rating: 3.78 · 3,341 ratings · 470 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsi...

3.93 avg rating — 2,983 ratings — published 1995 — 27 editions
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2.47 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 2008 — 21 editions
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Bruno Fonseca: The Secret L...

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“On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long to tell you what they imagine you want to hear. They want to amuse you; they want to amuse themselves; they want to show you a good time. This is beyond hospitality. This is art.”
Isabel Fonseca, Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

“His grandfather, he said, was from a traveling family—part of a group called the “Gringos”—signifying, here, not unwanted Americans but Greek-speaking Gypsies in Spain.”
Isabel Fonseca, Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

“Mackay had just failed to tip the coat-check girl and was now blinking and working his arms into a too-small trench coat; he looked like a seagull trying to lift up out of an oil spill.”
Isabel Fonseca, Attachment

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