Alberto Manguel is an Argentinian-born Canadian essayist and novelist. He has written twenty works of criticism, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
(with Gianni Guadalupi), A History of Reading
, and The Library at Night
; edited more than twenty literary anthologies; and is the author of five novels, including News from a Foreign Country Came
, which won the McKitterick Prize in 1992. An Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), he has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His next book, Curiosity
, will be published by Yale University Press in March 2015.