• "A writer who has no equal in the contemporary landscape of the Spanish novel"

    Roberto Bolaño
  • "Arguably Spain’s most significant contemporary figure"

    New Yorker
  • "

    The tremendously touching characters in Enrique Vila-Matas’s novels who stumble from one place to the next, not really sure where they are going, but always on a quest are so deeply comical on the one hand, and so deeply poignant on the other, that you just have to give yourself up to it because you’re in the hands of a master.


    Paul Auster
  • "Playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists"

    Colm Tóibín
  • "Vila-Matas’s bouncy prose is the highlight of this lively ride through a writer’s mind."

    Publishers Weekly