Álvaro Enrigue

Photo by Zony Maya
Photo by Zony Maya

Álvaro Enrigue (born 1969) is the award winning author of four novels and two books of short stories. He has been translated into multiple languages, including German, English, and French. He lives in New York and is married to the writer Valeria Luiselli.

In 2007, he was selected as one of the most influential contemporary writers in Spanish by the Hay Festival’s Bogotá 39. In 2009, he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Residence Fellowship at the Bellagio Centre to finish the manuscript of his novel, Decencia (Decency). In 2011 he became a fellow at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars of the New York Public Library, where he began working on his fifth novel, Muerte súbita (Sudden Death). Muerte súbita was awarded both the Herralde Novel Prize in Spain, and the Elena Poniatowska Iberoamerican Novel Prize in Mexico. It is due to be published in the United States in 2015 by Riverhead Books.