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Enrique Vila-Matas

Biography

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in 1948. He studied law and journalism and, in 1968, he went to work for a cinema magazine and made two short films. He published his first novel in 1973. He spent some time in Latin America, where he got to know writers such as Roberto Bolaño. In Spain he started to write more for magazines, all the while producing novels and short stories that started to increase his reputation. He is now recognised as one of Spain’s greatest writers.

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Interview
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Interview (in English and Spanish)
His homepage (in Spanish)
His blog (in Spanish)
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Enrique Vila-Matas (in Spanish)
El Futuro (speech by Vila-Matas – in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
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Bibliography

1973 Mujer en el espejo contemplando el paisaje (later: En un lugar solutario) (fiction)
1977 La asesina ilustrada [The Illustrated Murderess] (fiction)
1980 Al sur de los párpados (fiction)
1982 Nunca voy al cine, Laertes (fiction)
1984 Impostura (fiction)
1985 Historia abreviada de la literatura portátil (A Brief History of Portable Literature) (fiction)
1988 Una casa para siempre [A House Forever] (fiction)
1991 Suicidios ejemplares (fiction)
1992 El viajero más lento, (non-fiction)
1993 Hijos sin hijos (fiction)
1994 Recuerdos inventados (fiction)
1995 El traje de los domingos (non-fiction)
1995 Lejos de Veracruz (fiction)
1997 Extraña forma de vida (fiction)
1997 Para acabar con los números redondos (non-fiction)
1999 El viaje vertical [The Vertical Voyage] (fiction)
2000 Desde la ciudad nerviosa (non-fiction)
2001 Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) (fiction)
2002 El mal de Montano (Montano’s Malady) (fiction)
2002 Roberto Bolaño: la escritura como tauromaquia (literature
2003 Aunque no entendamos nada (non-fiction)
2003 Extrañas notas de laboratorio, El otro, el mismo (non-fiction)
2003 París no se acaba nunca (Never Any End to Paris) (fiction)
2004 El viento ligero en Parma (non-fiction)
2005 Doctor Pasavento (fiction)
2007 Exploradores del abismo [Explorers of the Abyss] (Note that Porque ella no lo pidío, one of the stories from this collection, has been translated into English as Because She Never Asked) (fiction)
2008 Dietario voluble (fiction)
2008 Ella era Hemingway. No soy Auster (fiction)
2008 Y Pasavento ya no estaba (non-fiction)
2010 Dublinesca (Dublinesque) (fiction)
2010 Perder teorías (fiction)
2011 Chet Baker piensa en su arte (fiction)
2011 En un lugar solitario (fiction)
2011 Una vida absolutamente maravillosa. Ensayos selectos (non-fiction)
2012 Aire de Dylan [An Air of Dylan] (fiction)
2013 Fuera de aquí. Conversaciones con André Gabastou (non-fiction)
2014 Kassel no invita a la lógica (The Illogic of Kassel) (fiction)
2016 Marienbad Eléctrico (dialogue with the artist Dominique González-Foerster)
2016 Vampire in Love (selection of his stories)
2017 Mac y su contratiempo [Mac and His Problem] (novel)