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Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel

born in Buenos Aires and raised in Tel Aviv, has lived in Argentina, Italy, France, England, Tahiti and Canada, where he has obtained the citizenship. At age 16 he worked in a famous Buenos Aires bookstore: there he met the great writer Jorge Luis Borges and became his private reader from 1964 to 1968. Manguel, a writer, essayist, translator and editor of international renown, contributes to many media and has authoree a large number of books, including Con Borges (Adelphi, 2005); Diario di un lettore (Archinto, 2006) that won him the 2007 Grinzane Cavour essay-writing prize. Stevenson sotto le palme (2007), L’amante puntiglioso (2009), Il ritorno (2010) were all published by nottetempo; Al tavolo del cappellaio matto (2008), Il libro degli elogi (2009), Una vita immaginaria (2011) and Dizionario dei luoghi fantastici (2011) were published by Archinto.

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