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REF NO.: 70

SUBJECT: Noted author and critic to give Pratt Lecture 2003

DATE: Jan. 21,2003

Note to editors:

Memorial University's Department of English Language and Literature has announced that the Pratt Lecture 2003 will be delivered by writer and critic Alberto Manguel. A renowned essayist, translator, editor and anthologist, Mr. Manguel is the bestselling author of many books, including A History of Reading, Into the Looking Glass Wood, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places and a novel, News from a Foreign Country Came. The lecture, titled The Library at Night, will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Reid Theatre, located in the Arts and Administration Building. Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives.

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