Alberto Manguel, known to us for his wonderful A History of Reading
and The Library at Night
, has a new collection of essays out this month, A Reader on Reading
(which I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing for our upcoming February issue). He's in the states for a few days, for reading events
at Yale University on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and City University of NY on Friday, Feb. 5. Manguel is a reader's reader, and the list of his 100 favorite books on his site is breathtaking. From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
and Alice in Wonderland
(of course), to Flaubert, Goethe, and Sophocles.
Photo by Philippe Matsas, from Alberto Manguel's website.