European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Spanish Writer Enrique Vila-Matas
Author Enrique Vila-Matas tours the East Coast to promote Vampire in Love, the newly translated collection of his finest short stories.
In the United States to promote Vampire in Love, an anthology of short stories, Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas will take the northeast by storm, stopping in Boston, New York and Princeton. The collection includes works that span the duration of the author’s career. Selected and translated by renowned translator Margaret Jull Costa, the stories feature Vila-Matas’s signature wit and provocative questioning of the interrelation of art and life.
Born in Barcelona in 1948, Vila-Matas is one of Spain’s most original and celebrated literary voices. He is the recipient of numerous international literary prizes, including the FIL Award in 2015, and been longlisted and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
His works, which have been translated into thirty-seven languages, traverse the borders between fiction, essay, and biography. His most recent publications in English are Because She Never Asked and Illogic of Kassel. Vampire in Love, a collection of his short fiction, is forthcoming from New Directions this fall.
Moderated by Christopher Maurer, Professor of Spanish, Boston University.