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Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires and settled in France. He is a member of the Writer's Union of Canada, PEN, and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been named an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Liège in Belgium and the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and also won the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Prize (Spain) and the Prix Roger Caillois (France) for the ensemble of his work, which has been translated into more than thirty languages. [from My Name is Victoria (2011)]
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