Alberto Manguel is an Argentinian writer with Canadian citizenship, born in Buenos Aires in 1948. He has published fiction and non-fiction, including A History of Curiosity, With Borges, A History of Reading, The Library at Night and (with Gianni Guadalupi) Dictionary of Imaginary Places. He has been honoured with various prizes and awards: Guggenheim, Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Formentor, Alfonso Reyes, Gutenberg, Officer of the Order of Canada, among others. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Ottawa and York (Canada), Liège (Belgium), Poitiers (France) and Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge, UK). Until August 2018, he was the director of the National Library of Argentina. He currently runs "Espaço Atlântida: Centro de Estudos da História da Leitura" in Lisbon, where he lives.