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2019 Program

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Premio Gregor von Rezzori – Città di Firenze

XIII Edition

June 3rd-6th 2019

Monday June 3


4.00 pm Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux - Sala Ferri piazza Strozzi

Ilaria Giannini meets the young writers of Porto delle Storie, authors of Allunaggi vol.1.

The young authors present their book. Also with Michele ArenaLaura Pirinu, Leonardo Sacchetti and Gabriele Ametrano.

In collaboration with La città dei lettori | Associazione culturale Wimbledon

6.00 pm Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux - Sala Ferri piazza Strozzi

A conversation with Stefan Merrill Block, Oliver Loving (Neri Pozza), and the translator Massimo Ortelio

in dialogue with the Jury of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori.

In collaboration with La grande invasione | Festival della lettura di Ivrea

9.00 pm Teatro Goldoni via Santa Maria, 15

Fabrizio Gifuni Leggere Spoon River

Special guests Colm Tóibiín and Elif Batuman

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Introduced by Andrea Bajani, Andrea Landolfi

with the winner of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori for translation Enrico Terrinoni with Antologia di Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters (Feltrinelli)

(free entrance while seats last)

In collaboration with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Tuesday June 4

 

10.00 am A tour of Henry James’s Florence. From Piazza Santa Maria Novella to Cimitero degli Allori

with Colm Tóibín, author of “The Master”, dedicated to Henry James

In collaboration with Città Nascosta. Conoscere Firenze e la Toscana

 

4.00 pm  Gabinetto G.P. Vieussex - Sala Ferri piazza Strozzi

Premio Gregor von Rezzori Young Readers. Announcement of the winners.

With the participation of Elisabetta Beneforti, Silvia Costantino, Alba Donati, Ilaria Giannini, Eleonora Pinzuti, Gaia Rau.

In collaboration with Librerie Giunti al Punto.

6.30 pm Cenacolo - Basilica di Santa Croce piazza Santa Croce

Henry James in Florence

Lectio Magistralis
 of Colm Tóibín. Introduced by Michael Cunningham

(free entrance while seats last)

9.00 pm - Todo Modo via dei Fossi 15/r

A conversation with Elif Batuman, finalist with L’Idiota (Einaudi) and the translator Martina Testa

in dialogue with the Jury of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori.


Wednesday June 5

6.00 pm Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux - Sala Ferri piazza Strozzi

A conversation with Annie Ernaux, Una donna (L’Orma), and the translator Lorenzo Flabbi

in dialogue with the Jury of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori.

In collaboration with Institut Français Firenze.

7.00 pm Gabinetto G.P. Viesseux - Sala Ferri piazza Strozzi

A conversation with Andrés Barba, Repubblica Luminosa  (La nave di Teseo)

in dialogue with the Jury of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori.

9.00 pm Todo Modo via dei Fossi 15/r

A conversation with Olga Tokarczuk, I Vagabondi  (Bompiani) and the translator Barbara Delfino

in dialogue with the Jury of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori.


Thursday June 6

2.30 pm  

Finalists will be signing their books in the non-corporate bookstore of Lettori Esploratori

Andrés Barba – Libreria Gioberti (via Gioberti 37)

Elif Batuman - Libreria Florida (via Filippo Corridoni 32/R)

Annie Ernaux – Institut Franćais Firenze (piazza Ognissanti 2)

Stefan Merrill Block  –  Libreria Alzaia (viale Don Minzoni 25)

Olga Tokarczuk – Librería Alfani (via degli Alfani 84/86/R)

  

6.00 pm Sala d'Arme - Palazzo Vecchio piazza della Signoria

Prize ceremony of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori - Città di Firenze presided over by the Mayor of the City of Florence.

Also in attendence, the jury for Best Work of Foreign Fiction: Andrea Bajani, Ernesto Ferrero, Andrea Landolfi, Alberto Manguel, Beatrice Monti della Corte.

The finalists: Andrés Barba, Elif Batuman, Annie Ernaux, Stefan Merrill Block,Olga Tokarczuk and the winner of the Prize for translation Enrico Terrinoni.