Enrique Vila-Matas

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Enrique Vila-Matas is one of the great European storytellers. Translated into 37 languages, he has won numerous international literary prizes and been longlisted and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Born in 1948 in Barcelona, he lived in Paris from 1974 to 1976 in a garret rented from Marguerite Duras, and now lives in Barcelona again. He is a founding Knight of the Order of Finnegans, which meets in Dublin every year to honour James Joyce.

Praise for Enrique Vila-Matas

  • ‘A writer who has no equal in the contemporary landscape of the Spanish novel.’ Roberto Bolaño
  • ‘Highly original, both lucid and ludic.’ The Guardian
  • ‘He absorbs the reader into a singular territory in which life and literature are a shared enterprise.’ Valerie Miles, New York Times
  • ‘Arguably Spain’s most significant contemporary literary figure.’ Joanna Kavenna, New Yorker
  • ‘Vila-Matas is a consistently rich and challenging contemporary Spanish-language novelist’ World Literature Today

More Information

  • Read more about Vampire in Love.
  • You can also read Joanna Kavenna’s 2012 essay/review on Vila-Matas’ novel Dublinesque in the New Yorker, or Scott Esposito’s 2011 interview with Vila-Matas for Paris Review.

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