Enrique Vila-Matas (born 31 March 1948 in Barcelona) is a Spanish author. He has written several award-winning books that mix genres and have been translated into more than thirty languages.
He is a founding Knight of the Order of Finnegans, a group which meets in Dublin every year to honour James Joyce.
He lives in Barcelona.
Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona. He studied law and journalism and in 1968 became editor of the film magazine Fotogramas. In 1970 he directed two short films, Todos los jóvenes tristes and Fin de verano. In 1971 he did his military service in Melilla, where in the back room of a military supplies store, he wrote his first book, Mujer en el espejo contemplando el paisaje. On his return to Barcelona, he worked as a film critic for the magazines Bocaccio and Destino. Between 1974 and 1976 he lived in Paris in a garret he rented from the writer…Read more on Wikipedia