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Enrique Vila-Matas


Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1948) is a narrator and essayist, with a prolific body of work of international reference that has been translated into over 30 languages. Since his debut in 1973, highlights of his literary output include: A Brief History of Portable Literature (2014), Suicidios ejemplares (1991), Bartleby and Co. (2004), Never Any End to Paris (2011), Doctor Pasavento (2005), Dietario voluble (2008) –in Spanish, all published by Anagrama–, Dublinesque (2011), Aire de Dylan (2012) and The Illogic of Kassel (2015) –published by Seix Barral.

He has reaped numerous awards on a national and an international level, including the Ciudad de Barcelona, the National Critics’ Prize in Spain (2003), the Critics’ Prize in Chile (2003), the Prix Médicis-Etranger (2003), the Internazionale Mondello award (2009), the Leteo prize of the city of León for his life’s work (2010) and the Prix Jean Carrière (2011). In 2014 he received the Formentor Literature Prize in recognition of his literary work. His latest book is Montevideo (Seix Barral, 2022), in which he explores the horizons of the novel as a genre and dissects his own literary style.

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Update: 28 October 2023



Has participated in

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

The Errant Novel

Writers Teju Cole and Enrique Vila-Matas will be talking with Jordi Nopca

A Story of Marginality

Where is the periphery? Creation, Obsession, Subversion with Dora García, Enrique Vila-Matas and Jordi Costa

The Meaning of Waiting

Lecture by Enrique Vila-Matas