‘The Vampire in Love’ by Enrique Vila-Matas, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Only Vila-Matas could write a lovely, funny, startlingly moving story about a paedophile barber who tap dances his way through the streets of Seville, past the locals who know him as Nosferatu, to the Cathedral, to see one last time the altar boy he loves. I mean, it would only occur to Vila-Matas to write such a story. And we should all be grateful.

From Vampire In Love – Selected Stories, And Other Stories Press, 2016