Matthew Carr is a novelist, journalist, blogger, and lifelong Hispanophile. Matt has written for various publications including the New York Times, the Observer, and the Guardian. His nonfiction is published by The New Press: Fortress Europe; Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War; and The Savage Frontier. This is Matt's second novel, following the acclaimed The Devils of Cardona (Riverhead), which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. He blogs regularly at: www.infernalmachine.co.uk.