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5th Annual Read Today, Lead Tomorrow Faculty Development Lecture
Alberto Manguel

Author, translator, and editor Alberto Manguel has a passion for books. At sixteen years of age, while working at the Pygmalion bookshop in Buenos Aires, Alberto Manguel was asked by the blind Jorge Luis Borges to read aloud to him at his home. For Manguel, the relationship was pivotal: he read to Borges from 1964 to 1968. In 1980, Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi compiled The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, a comprehensive and celebratory catalogue of fantasy settings from world literature. In 1983, Manguel edited the ground-breaking anthology Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature. In 1992, Manguel's novel, News from a Foreign Country Came, won the McKitterick Prize. He directed the Maclean Hunter Arts Journalism Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts for five years and was appointed Distinguished Visiting Writer in the Markin-Flanagan Program at the University of Calgary. In 1996, he published A History of Reading, a "veritable museum of literacy," according to the New York Times Review of Books. In 2000, Manguel renovated a medieval presbytery in the Poitou-Charentes region of France to house his library of 30,000 books.

During this, our fifth and last faculty development lecture, come hear Alberto Manguel speak about the past, present, and future of reading.

  • Led by: Alberto Manguel
  • Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room, LIB 532B
  • Sponsor: Read Today, Lead Tomorrow; CAT
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Note: Social Hour to follow.

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Tags: outside speaker, RTLT
Format: presentation
Event ID: 01332

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