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Alberto Manguel is a Canadian writer, translator, editor, and critic. Born in Buenos Aires, he has since resided in Israel, Argentina, Europe, the South Pacific, and Canada.
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A History of Reading 3,505 copies, 52 reviews
The Library at Night 2,457 copies, 65 reviews
A Reader on Reading 459 copies, 10 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Editor) 458 copies, 8 reviews
Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions (Author) 361 copies, 13 reviews
The City of Words 269 copies, 6 reviews
With Borges 220 copies, 4 reviews
Curiosity (Author) 212 copies, 3 reviews
All Men Are Liars 171 copies, 6 reviews
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (Editor) 141 copies, 3 reviews
Stevenson Under the Palm Trees 135 copies, 7 reviews
Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women (Editor & Translator) 110 copies, 5 reviews
The Gates of Paradise (Editor) 101 copies, 2 reviews
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (Editor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (Editor) 29 copies, 1 review
Relatos (Editor) 27 copies
Fathers & Sons 26 copies
Amante Detalhista, O 25 copies, 1 review
The Library Book 25 copies, 1 review
Canadian Mystery Stories (Editor) 20 copies
Penguin Book Of Summer Stories 20 copies, 1 review
El regreso 9 copies
Le Livre des Eloges 5 copies, 2 reviews
Kipling: A Brief Biography 4 copies, 1 review
L' Apocalisse secondo Dürer 3 copies, 1 review
Adolescenza 2 copies
Curiosidad 2 copies
Dönüs 1 copy
Bestiario 1 copy
The Secret Supper (Translator, some editions) 1,578 copies, 46 reviews
Plain Tales from the Hills (Preface, some editions) 1,209 copies, 11 reviews
Mist (Introduction, some editions) 1,041 copies, 19 reviews
Bad Trips (Contributor) 222 copies, 6 reviews
The Merciful Women (Translator, some editions) 192 copies, 4 reviews
The Solitudes (Introduction, some editions) 187 copies
Die unendliche Bibliothek: Erzählungen (Fischer Taschenbibliothek) (Editor and Afterword, some editions) 29 copies
The Imagined Land (Introduction, some editions) 23 copies
Las bibliotecas de Dédalo (Foreword, some editions) 13 copies, 1 review

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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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