Alberto Manguel

Wed 14 Aug 17:30 - 18:30

Spark Theatre on George Street

£12.00, £10.00

Alberto Manguel

Cultivating a Shelf Life

Alberto Manguel, novelist and former director of the National Library of Argentina, is a man who truly loves books; in fact, he amassed a personal collection of 35,000 which he had to cull when moving from France to America in 2015. In his delightful book, Packing My Library, Manguel muses about the importance of books, reading and the painstaking task of choosing which of his collection to keep. He also discusses his new book Fabulous Monsters, looking at how literary characters can have changing identities, and can teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and life.