European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Spanish Writer Enrique Vila-Matas

  • Starts: 10:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Ends: 11:30 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Enrique Vila-Matas. 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.

Free & open to the public | Reception to follow.

This year's European Voices events are organized in collaboration with the literary journal AGNI and the Goethe-Institut Boston and are taking place as part of EU Futures, a series of conversations exploring the emerging future in Europe. The EU Futures project is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC to the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University.

Additional support comes from Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices (an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University, underwritten by Santander Universities Global Division). Santander Universities Global Division, whose activities form the keystone of the bank’s social action, maintains a stable alliance with more than 1,100 universities in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. For more information please visit

Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, 9th Floor, Colloquium Room