Photo by Elena Blanco
Appearing Sep 13, 21:00 at the Literature Festival, Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas reads from Dublinesca. See a living legend in person.
One of Spain’s greatest living writers, Vila-Matas has written some 20 novels, blurring the lines between fiction, literary references and essay. Vila-Matas reads from his much acclaimed Dublinesca (tr. Dublinesque), which follows a Barcelona publisher on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of James Joyce, for the ILB this year (Sep 13, 21:00).
Yourself in three words starting with the same letter...
Air/aerial, abysmal, approachable.
Your favourite character?
Robert Walser's Jakob von Gunten.
What is your recurring literary nightmare?
Any book without a nightmare.
Which book do you wish you had written?
Kassel Invites No Logic, the book I just finished – an extensive literary journey for the last dOCUMENTA.
Describe your first memory of writing…
Jules Verne readings at a very early age.
If I weren’t a writer I’d be…
Scientific, research... I would have liked to have been a spy (during the time of the spies).