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2018 Program

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 FESTIVAL DEGLI SCRITTORI

Premio Gregor von Rezzori – Città di Firenze XII Edition

May 3rd-5th 2018

Thursday May 3

 16.00 Cenacolo - Basilica di Santa Croce

The young authors from Porto delle Storie present their first book Storie del Pianeta Perduto with Gaia Rau.

Also with Michele ArenaRita Primavera e Leonardo Sacchetti


17.00 Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux

A conversation with Lawrence Osborne, Cacciatori nel buio (Adelphi). Introduced by Andrea Tarabbia.


18.00 Sala d'Arme - Palazzo Vecchio

Premio Gregor von Rezzori Giovani Lettori. Introduced by Alba Donati.

Also with Elisabetta Beneforti, Silvia Costantino, Ilaria Giannini, Eleonora Pinzati, Gaia Rau.



ore 19.00 Libreria Todo Modo

P di Pulitzer. A conversation with Andrew Sean Greer. Introduced by Andrea Bajani 





Friday May 4

 

11.00 Cinema La Compagnia

Il racconto dell'ancella (1990)

Screening of the film by Völker Schlöndorff with Natasha Richardson, Robert Duval, Faye Dunaway.

The director and Margaret Atwood will be present.

 

16.30  Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Vieussex

A conversation with Andreï Makine, L'arcipelago della nuova vita (La nave di Teseo). Introduced by Helena Janeczek.

 

17.30 Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Viesseux

A conversation with Katie Kitamura, Una separazione (Bollati Boringhieri). Introduced by Rossella Milone and Costanza Prinetti.


18.30 Cenacolo - Basilica di Santa Croce

Three Tarot Cards. Lectio Magistralis of Margaret Atwood. Introduced by Andrea Bajani.


Saturday May 5

10.30 Biblioteca delle Oblate

Workshop for children “Piccoli esploratori di novelle” with Enzo Filena Carabba

 

10.30 Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Viesseux

A conversation with George Saunders, Lincoln nel bardo (Feltrinelli). Introduced by Francesca Marciano and Cristiana Mennella

 

11.30 Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Viesseux

A conversation with David Szalay, Tutto quello che è un uomo (Adelphi). Introduced by Francesco Targhetta and Anna Rusconi.

 

15.00  

Book signing in the bookshops of Lettori Esploratori

Libreria Francese - Andrei Makine

Libreria Alzaia - David Szalay

Libreria Alfani - Katie Kitamura

Libreria Florida - Lawrence Osborne

Libreria Todo Modo - George Saunders

 

16.00  Sala Ferri - Gabinetto G.P. Viesseux

A conversation with Claudio Groff - Premio Gregor von Rezzori  for the translation. Introduced by Susanna Basso, Ilide Carmignani and Bruno Ventavoli

 

18.00 Sala d'Arme - 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: Andrea Bajani, Ernesto Ferrero, Paolo Giordano, Alberto Manguel, Beatrice Monti della Corte and Edmund White and the jury for the best translation: Susanna Basso, Ilide Carmignani and Bruno Ventavoli.

Present also will be the finalists: Katie Kijtamura, Andrei Makine, Lawrence Osborne, George Saunders, David Szalay and Claudio Groff and the winner of the Prize for Translation.