Laia Jufresa is a Mexican author based in Scotland, focussing primarily upon fiction. During her residency at Cove Park she will work on her second novel WISHBONE. This is an ambitious project requiring research on a broad spectrum of themes such as: forced disappearances in Mexico, colour theory and chromatics, common expressions in German, pet octopuses, and the gentrification of Leith. The story spans twenty years and six cities: as a work, it is, in some senses, a ‘citizen of nowhere’, which requires its author to transcend her current domestic set-up in Edinburgh to be in many places. Laia plans to hone the details of those worlds: the smells, sounds, sights and languages of the settings, as well as the internal, psychological and emotional landscapes of the characters.
Image: Laia Jufresa (photography by Claudia Leal)