Enrique Vila-Matas

Writer and essayist of major international renown, considered as one of the great renewers of the horizons of the novel. He was awarded the Formentor 2014 Prize in recognition of his literary work.

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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), Dublinesque (2011), Aire de Dylan (2012) and The Illogic of Kassel (2015).

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 Spanish Royal Academy award (2006), 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).

His latest book is Impón tu suerte (Círculo de Tiza, 2018), a reflexive work where he again ventures beyond the frontiers between genres.

Update: 23/01/2019 12:00 am