(Mexico) Álvaro Enrigue is an award winning novelist and short story writer. He has been translated into several languages, including German, English and French. He lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University. In 1996, Enrigue was awarded the prestigious Joaquín Mortiz Price for his first novel, La muerte de un instalador, which has been universally acknowledged as one of the key Mexican novels of the 20th century and anthologized by Mexico's largest publishing house, Fondo de Cultura Económica. His books Vidas perpendiculares and Hipotermia have also been widely acclaimed. In 2007 he was recognised 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 last novel, Decencia and in 2011 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. His last novel, Muerte súbita, won the Herraldo Novel Prize in 2013.