Andy Rumbold was born in London. After graduating from Birmingham University, he
decided to spend six months in northern Spain, but stayed for four and a half years.
He is now back in England, teaching English and Spanish at a school in Surrey, and
working on his second novel. He lives with his wife, their two children and their
rescue cat. He travels when he can, mainly to Colombia, where his wife's family live.
'The Last Fiesta' was shortlisted for distinguished novelist Susan Hill's Long Barn
books First Novel Award.