Career - Memberships
 
  CAREER
2015 President of the García Márquez Short Story Prize, Colombia
2015 Member of the jury for the Premio FIL de Literaturas en Lenguas Romance, Mexico
2014 Member of PEN International New Voices jury
2014 Lecturer on Borges, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2013

Member of the Man Booker International Prize e-Council (ongoing)

2013

Inaugural Roberston Davies Lecturer, Kingston Literary Festival, Canada

2013

Klibansky Lecturer, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

2013

President du Comité Scientifique et Culturel de la Bibliothèque Humaniste de Sélestat, France

2012 Director of the Festival "Atlantide", Nantes, France, (ongoing)
2012 2012 Director of the Festival "L'altra metà della pagina", Genoa, Italy (ongoing)
2011

Rosenbach Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

2011 Patron of PEN UK Free the Word Program
2011 Juror Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection, France
2010 Patron of PEN UK Free the Word Program
2010 Juror Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection, France
2010

President of Jury Prix Cevennes for the best European novel, France

2010

Juror International Vallombrosa von Rezzori, Italy

2009

Juror David Cohen Prize for Literature, England

2009

President of Jury Prix Cevennes for the best European novel, France

2009 Juror International Vallombrosa von Rezzori, Italy
2008 President of Jury Prix Cevennes for the best European novel, France
2008

President of Jury Prix du Livre France Inter, France

2007-2008

Juror Premio Clarin, Buenos Aires

2007 Juror Prix Cevennes Roman Européen
2007 Juror Maison des Écrivains et Traducteurs, St.-Nazaire
2007 Massey Lecturer, Canada
2007 Cátedra Cortázar, Universidad de Guadalajara
2005-2006 Juror Premio Tusquets, Mexico-Spain
2004-2005 Juror International Man Booker Prize
2003 S. Fischer Professor, Freie Universität, Berlin
2003 Pratt Lecturer, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland
2003-2007 Juror Berlin International Festival
1999 Lecturer, "Exile & Migration" Seminar, Boston University
1998-1999 Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Visiting Writer, University of Calgary
1997 Times Literary Supplement Lecturer
1997 Head of Canadian Literature Seminar, University of Urbino
1995-1997 Juror Civitella Ranieri Centre, Italy
1995 Head of Canadian Literature Seminar, University of Venice
1992-1996 Head of the Maclean Hunter Arts Journalism Program
(The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta)
1992-1994 Artistic Advisor Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis
1991-1993 Contributing Editor, Grand Street, New York
1988-1996 Contributing Editor, Saturday Night, Toronto
1988 Head History of Reading Seminar, Simon Fraser University
1987-1988 Literary Critic, The Journal, CBC TV, Toronto
1987 Head Contemporary Literature Seminar, Earl Haig High School,
North York
1986-1989 Head Contemporary Reading Group, McGill Club, Toronto
1985-1988 Drama Critic "State of the Arts", CBC Radio, Toronto
1984-1986 Drama Critic "CBLT Morning", CBC TV, Toronto
1983-1986 Head Fantastic Literature Seminar, Vanier College, York University
1983-1986 Literary Critic "Morningside", CBC Radio, Toronto
1980-1982 Editor Les Éditions du Pacifique, Tahiti
1978-1980 Editor Ram Publishing Company, England
1976-1977 Assistant Editor Les Éditions du Pacifique, Paris
1975-1976 Assistant Editor Les Éditions du Pacifique, Tahiti
1973-1974 Foreign Editor Franco Maria Ricci Editore, Milano
1972-1973 Journalist "La Nación", Buenos Aires
1971 Reader Calder & Boyars, London
1968-1970 Reader Gallimard, Les Lettres Nouvelles, Éditions de Denoël, Paris
1967-1968 Assistant Editor Editorial Galerna, Buenos Aires
1966-1967 Bookseller Pygmalion Anglo-German Bookstore, Buenos Aires
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  AWARDS & HONOURS
2015 Doctor Honoris Causa, York University, Canada
2015 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Ottawa, Canada
2014 Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2014)
2010 Doctor Honoris Causa, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK)
2008 Milovan Vidacovic Literary Award (Serbia)
2007 Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Liège (Belgium)
2007 Premio Grinzane Cavour, (Essay) (Italy)
2004-2005 Fellow of the S. Fischer Stiftung (Germany)
2004 Prix Roger Caillois (France)
2004 Fellow of the Simon Guggenheim Foundation (USA)
2004 Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France)
2004 Prix Poitou-Charentes for Chez Borges (France)
2002 Premio Germán Sánchez Ruipérez for best literary criticism (Spain)
2000 Prix France Culture for Dans la forêt du miroir (France)
1998 Prix Médicis Essai for Une histoire de la lecture (France)
1998 Logos Prize. Special Mention for Une Histoire de la lecture (Paris)
1996 Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France)
1992 Award for Contribution to the Arts Harbourfront (Canada)
1992 Canadian Writers' Association Award (Fiction) (Canada)
1992 McKitterick First Novel Award (UK)
1986 Lewis Gallantière Translation Prize (honourable mention) for
Nouvelles orientales by Marguerite Yourcenar (USA)
1981 German Critics Award for Von Atlantis bis Utopia, German translation of
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (Germany)
1971 Literary Award "La Nación" for short stories (Buenos Aires)

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  MEMBERSHIPS
Member of PEN Canada since 1986
Member of the Canadian Writers' Union
Member of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada
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Career - Memberships