Alberto ManguelAlberto Manguel (born March 13, 1948 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, editor, and a former Director of the National Library of Argentina. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as ''The Dictionary of Imaginary Places'' (co-written with Gianni Guadalupi in 1980), ''A History of Reading'' (1996), ''The Library at Night'' (2007) and ''Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography'' (2008); and novels such as ''News From a Foreign Country Came'' (1991). Though almost all of Manguel's books were written in English, two of his novels (''El regreso'' and ''Todos los hombres son mentirosos'') were written in Spanish, and ''El regreso'' has not yet been published in English. Manguel has also written film criticism such as ''Bride of Frankenstein'' (1997) and collections of essays such as ''Into the Looking Glass Wood'' (1998). In 2007, Manguel was selected to be that year's annual lecturer for the prestigious Massey Lectures.
For over twenty years, Manguel has edited a number of literary anthologies on a variety of themes or genres ranging from erotica and gay stories to fantastic literature and mysteries. Provided by Wikipedia