Author(s): Enrique Vila-Matas
After reading A Moveable Feast, aspiring novelist Enrique Vila-Matas moves to Paris to be closer to his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway. Surrounded by the writers, artists and eccentrics of '70s Parisian cafe culture, he dresses in black, buys two pairs of reading glasses, and smokes a pipe like Sartre. Now, in later life, he's reflecting on his youth while giving a three-day lecture on irony. And he's still convinced he looks likes Hemingway. Never Any End to Paris is a hilarious, playful novel about literature and the art of writing and how life never quite goes to plan.
An exuberant portrait of a young writer's struggles in literary Paris by one of Spain's most eminent authors
"Vila-Matas shows that the reasons for (and the consequences of) not writing fiction can, in a funny way, be almost as rich and complicated as fiction itself" "Vila-Matas's touch is light and whimsical, while his allusions encompass a rogue's gallery of world literature" The Economist "The most important living Spanish author" Time Out New York
Born in Barcelona in 1948, Enrique Vila-Matas is widely considered to be one of Spain's most important contemporary novelists. His extraordinary oeuvre, translated into 30 languages, includes Bartleby & Co, Montano and Dublinesque. Vila-Matas has won numerous international literary prizes, including the Herralde Prize, the Prix Medicis etranger and the Premio Romulo Gallegos, and his books have been longlisted (Montano) and shortlisted (Dublinesque) for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Never Any End to Paris was a finalist for the US Best Translated Book Award.