'Glorious' New York Times 'Endlessly inventive', Guardian, Best Books of 2016 'Wildly funny' Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies As Caravaggio, the libertine of Italy's art world, and the loutish Spanish poet Quevedo aim to settle scores over the course of one brutal tennis match, the old European order edges closer to eruption.
Alvaro Enrigue was born in Mexico and lives in New York City. He has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Maryland and Columbia University. Sudden Death - his first novel to be translated into English - was awarded the prestigious Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction.
Short-listed for Oxford Wiedenfeld Translation Prize 2017 (UK).