The Rose of Toulouse
FRED D’AGUIAR was born in London in 1960 of Guyanese parents and grew up in Guyana. He returned to London for his secondary education and trained as a psychiatric nurse at the Maudsley Hospital in London before studying at the University of Kent for his BA in English with African and Caribbean Studies. He has published six volumes of poetry and five novels. He lives in the USA and teaches at Virginia Tech.