Alberto Manguel is internationally acclaimed as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor, and is the author of several award-winning books including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading. He was born in Buenos Aires, became a Canadian citizen in 1982 and now lives in France, where he was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
'Entertaining, insightful, concise ... a generous overview of Argentina's most important literary son ...' readysteadybook.com 'This delightful book provides readers a key to more than one secret room of Borges's magical worlds.' Mahmud Darwish 'Alberto Manguel is to reading what Casanova was to sex.' Scotland on Sunday 'THE MASTER AND MANGUEL ... Manguel may be the most learned reader writing at the moment.' The Globe and Mail '... his stories about Borges ... [are] wrapped in luminous poetry ... some will find Manguel's insights priceless.' The Toronto Star