Following the overwhelmingly popular New Nigerian Writing evening, the programme continues at Dulwich Books in West Dulwich with some of the biggest names in biography as well as three of the most exciting international fiction writers in association with the world famous Hay Festival – Milena Busquets, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Álvaro Enrigue.

On Tuesday 31st May Dulwich Books will host an event in association with the Hay Festival, featuring three exceptional international authors publishing in English. Join us as we welcome Milena Busquets (of Spain), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (of Nigeria) and Álvaro Enrigue (of Mexico) after their appearances at the Hay Festival in Wales. This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from writers who rarely come to the UK, and to learn about different literary cultures around the world.


Milena Busquets is the author of This Too Shall Pass, recently translated into English and published by Vintage. Milena lives in Barcelona, where she has founded a successful publishing house and works freelance as a journalist and translator.

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the author of Season of Crimson Blossoms published by Nigerian publishing house Cassava Republic. He lives in Northern Nigeria and previously published an acclaimed collection of short stories which was shortlisted for the Caine Prize of African Writing.


Alvaro Enrigue is widely acknowledged as one of Mexico’s greatest living writers, having won a number of prizes for literature in Spanish. His first novel to be translated into English, Sudden Death, is a postmodern romp about the clash of empires and ideas in the sixteenth century, told over the course of one dazzling tennis match between Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo.

31st May, 7.00pm. Tickets cost £10 and include plenty of wine.

Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW