Álvaro Enrigue was born in Mexico in 1969. He is the award-winning author of five novels and two books of short stories. His first novel La muerte de un instalador won the 1996 Joaquín Mortiz Prize. In 2007, the Bogotá39 project named him one of the most promising Latin American writers of his generation.
Enrigue is the former literary editor of Mexico’s leading literary publication Letras Libres. His writing has appeared in the London Review of Books, n+1, Bomb Magazine and his short stories have been widely anthologized.
In 2012-13 he was Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Princeton University. The previous year he was awarded the prestigious Cullman Fellowship by the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers. In 2009 the Rockefeller Foundation named him Resident Fellow at the Bellagio Center. He was, in 2008, GQ Magazine’s (Latin America) Writer of the Year.