Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Jorge Luis Borges

The Argentinian-born author, poet, and translator Jorge Luis Borges was born on this day in 1899. He was raised in Switzerland and Argentina, and died in 1986 in Switzerland.

Borges was a leading mind in science fiction as well as a pioneer in the magic realism genre.

Click here for a selection of past book and eBook related Google Doodles.

He is also known for writing fake reviews of works by authors who never existed. Of himself, he famously said, according to the Telegraph, “I am not sure that I exist, actually [...] I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors.”

Some of his most prominent works include Ficciones, The Aleph and Labyrinths, all collections of interconnected short stories

In the 1975, he published “The Book of Sand,” about an endless tome, whose pages can be looked upon only once. “Borges was blind by this point, but in his blending of worlds and epochs, fantasies and realities, he could be said to be glimpsing a fully digital future of infinite downloading,” writes the Washington Post.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!