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2017 Program

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Festival degli Scrittori

Premio von Rezzori – Città di Firenze XI Edition

I Luoghi della letteratura / in collaboration with L’Estate Fiorentina

June 14–17, 2016

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14

 

18.00 Cenacolo Basilica di Santa Croce*

15 young authors from Porto dell Storie and their first book with Paolo Giordano

Also with Michele Arena, Francesca Rinaldi, Leonardo Sacchetti and Andrew Sean Greer

 

21.00 Cinema Teatro Odeon *

La valigia vuota/The Empty Suitcase: reading from the Bible to Fuocoammare

with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Zadie Smith, Luigi Lo Cascio, Hisham Matar and Atiq Rahimi. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Entrance 10 euro. Part of the proceeds are donated to Porto delle Storie



THURSDAY JUNE 15

 

11.00 Le Murate Caffè letterario (piazza delle Murate) *

A coffee with Clemens Meyer, finalist for While We Were Dreaming (Keller). Introduced by Gaia Rau

 

12.00 Libreria Brac  (via dei Vagellai, 18) *

A coffee with Laszlo Krasznahorkai, finalist for Satantango (Bompiani). Introduced by Ilaria Giannini.

 

16.30 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

On the Roots of Violence, a conversation with Edouard Louis, Edmund White, Simona Baldanzi

 

17.30 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

When We Were Dreaming a conversation with Clemens Meyer, Paolo Giordano e Volker Schlöndorff

 

19.00 Cenacolo Basilica di Santa Croce *

The Art of the Chronicle. Keynote speech by Dany Laferrière


 

FRIDAY JUNE 16

 

11.00 Libreria Sit’N’ breakfast (via San Gallo 21/R) *

a coffee with Edouard Louis, finalist for The Story of Violence (Bompiani). Introduced by Silvia Costantino

 

12.00 Libreria Clichy (Via Maggio, 14) *

A Voyage into the Europe of Gregor von Rezzori Antonio Armano presents his book La signora col cagnolino e le nuove russe col pitbull (Edizioni Clichy). With Fulvio Paloscia and Giovanna Tomasucci.

 

16.30 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

The Haunted Latin America, conversation with Valeria Luiselli, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Andrea Bajani

 

17.30  Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Apocalypse Noir, a conversation with Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Edmund White and Wlodek Goldkorn

 

18.30  Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Orient, Compass of the World,  a conversation with Mathias Enard, Juan Gabriel Vásquez e Vanni Santoni

 

21.30 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Conversation with Hisham Matar and Atiq Rahimi. Moderator Igiaba Scego


 

SATURDAY JUNE 17

 

11.00 Libreria Todo Modo (via dei Fossi 15R) *

a coffee with Mathias Enard, finalist for Compass (e/o), introduced by Eleonora Pinzuti

 

12.00 Libreria La Cité (Borgo San Frediano, 20/R) *

a coffee with Valeria Luiselli, finalist for The Story of My Teeth (La Nuova frontiera) introduced by Simona Baldanzi

 

16.00 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Rezzoriana, with Andrea Landolfi, Beatrice Monti della Corte, moderator Andrea Bajani

 

17.00  Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Translating Antoine Volodine, a talk with Anna D’Elia, winner of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori for Translation.

With Susanna Basso, Ilide Carmignani e Bruno Ventavoli

 

18.30 Sala d’Arme di Palazzo Vecchio

Prize ceremony presided over by Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence

Present also will be the jury for the Best Work of Foreign Fiction, Beatrice Monti della Corte, Andrea Bajani, Ernesto Ferrero, Paolo Giordano, Alberto Manguel, Beatrice Monti della Corte, Edmund White and the jury for the Best Translation: Susanna Basso, Ilide Carmignani, Bruno Ventavoli. Present also will be the finalists: Mathias Enard, Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Eduard Louis, Valeria Luiselli, Clemens Meyer. And the winner of the Prize for Translation, Anna D’Elia. The winners of the Youth Premio Gregor von Rezzori will be announced, presented by Alba Donati.

 

21.00 Teatro della Compagnia *

Return to Montauk  (2017) advance screening of the film by Volker Schöndorff with Stellan Skarsgård and Nina Hoss. Screenplay by Volker Schlondorff and Colm Tóibín. 

The director will be present. Introduction by Ranieri Polese

 

THE GAZEBO of the Festival degli Scrittori, for the first time in Piazza Strozzi.  What happens in the Gazebo? 

- information point for the dates and places of the Festival

- books for all of the writers of the Festival will be available, and the writers will be present to sign copies

- Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th, between the hours of 17 and 19, there will be a Laboratory for children held by the non-profit school for writing Porto delle storie, creata da Macramè Cooperativa sociale. 

 

The events marked with a * are part of the project “ I luoghi della letteratura” and are part of L’Estate Fiorentina.