Alberto Manguel

Born in Argentina, Manguel once worked as secretary to the renowned writer, essayist, and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Equally adept at writing in both French and Spanish, his essays and novels have won many awards, including the prestigious Prix Médicis for A History of Reading in 1998 and the Prix France Culture for Looking Glass Wood in 2000. A resident of France since the turn of the 21st century, he was made Officier des Arts et des Lettres in 2004 by the French government, in recognition of his significant contribution to the literary world.

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