Borges in Sicily

Alejandro Luque / translated by Andrew Edwards / photographs by Ferdinando Scianna

‘a hugely valuable travelogue’
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‘A brilliant little book’
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When Alejandro Luque is given a book of photographs of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, he sets out with three friends to trace the great writer’s journey through Sicily.

Discovering the locations of the original pictures, he begins to uncover the many stories that the island has to tell. In a narrative rich with historical details, Luque’s own observations are mingled with those of writers past and present.

ALEJANDRO LUQUE writes on cultural matters for various Spanish publications, and is the former cultural correspondent for the national paper El País. He has published seven books in Spanish, including a winner of the 1st International Travel Book Prize.

Find Alejandro on Twitter @atoluque

FERDINANDO SCIANNA is a photographer from Magnum Photos and a native of the Sicilian town of Bagheria.

ANDREW EDWARDS is the co-author of Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers and is currently working on a similar guide to Andalucía. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including Italy Magazine and The Florentine. He is also involved in the Times of Sicily online magazine project.

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