The Ball game in Historical Fiction: Tennis – Palla – Caravaggio to the Aztecs
Meet Alvaro Enrigue author of Sudden Death at The Queen’s Club, Friday 3 June 2016. 6:30pm for 6:45pm in the East Court Dedans.
The Real Tennis Society invites you to a special book talk and signing event with Alvaro Enrigue in the UK to promote his latest novel Sudden Death on Friday 3 June 2016 at the Queen’s Club, London.
Enrigue, born in Mexico City and living in New York City, is a new author for the real tennis community. He is currently Visiting Lecturer in the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department at Columbia University. Sudden Death, recently published in English, describes a tennis match between Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo played with a ball from the most prized set in the 16th century: those made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn. This book is not about tennis but more generally how palla or a ball game – played in the streets or at court – fantastically sheds light on modern European culture intersecting the lives of a cast including: Galileo, Mary Magdalen, Popes, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII and the Aztecs in the New World of the 16th century.
Join us in the East Court Dedans at Queen’s this Friday to meet the author and buy your very own signed copy of Sudden Death.
There is no charge for this event but please RSVP by email with Frederika Adam and indicate if you would like buy a copy of the book which Alvaro will be happy to sign on the evening.
Book Event with Alvaro Enrigue
The East Court Dedans
6:30pm for 6:45pm
The Queen’s Club