Alberto Manguel is an Argentine/Canadian writer, translator, editor and critic, but would rather define himself as a reader.
Born in Buenos Aires, he spent his childhood in Israel and his adolescence in Argentina. While attending the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires he worked in the Pygmalion bookstore, where he was asked by the then blind Jorge Luis Borges to read aloud to him at his home, doing so from 1964–68. He moved to Europe in 1969, and was awarded the Premio La Nación for his collection of short stories in 1971. Today he divides his time between Canada and a small village in France, where Manguel and his partner purchased and renovated a medieval presbytery to house his collection of 30,000 books.
Life of Curiosity
Curiosity is one of the greatest drivers of imagination and progression.
Octagon Theatre, UWA
The Art of Reading
Reading – the most wonderful pursuit.
University Club Theatre, UWA
Perth Writers Festival Blog
Monday 2 January
From feminist manifestos to campaign trails and pioneering science, our 2017 Perth Writers Festival presents some of the most compelling non-fiction from authors around the world.