Álvaro Enrigue is a Mexican writer, editor and essayist. He was born in Guadalajara in 1969 and obtained his PHD in Latin-American literature from the University of Maryland. Enrigue taught creative writing in Stanford, Columbia and Maryland. He was an editor for the prestigious Mexican publishing house Fondo de Cultura Económica. Enrigue has published five novels and two short-story collections and is one of five Mexican authors to have won the Herralde prize. Enrigue is married to Mexican author Valeria Luiselli.