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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

The young authors from Porto delle Storie present their book Allunaggi vol.1 with Ilaria Giannini.

Also with Michele ArenaLaura Pirinu and Leonardo Sacchetti

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

Introduced by the Jury of 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

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Introduced by Andrea Bajani, Andrea Landolfi

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

(free entrance while seats last)

In collaboration with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

For information: vonrezzori.premio@gmail.com


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”, a novel dedicated to Henry James

Ticket 12 euros (for subscriptions send an email to vonrezzori.premio@gmail.com)

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 Giovani Lettori. Announcement of the winners

Introduced by 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, L’Idiota (Einaudi) and the translator Martina Testa

Introduced by the Jury of 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

Introduced by the Jury of 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)

Introduced by the Jury of Premio Gregor von Rezzori


9.00 pm Todo Modo via dei Fossi 15/r

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

Introduced by the Jury of Premio Gregor von Rezzori



Thursday June 6


2.30 pm  

Book signing in the bookshops 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 presided over by the Mayor of Florence

Present also will be the jury for the Best Work of Foreign Fiction: Andrea Bajani, Ernesto Ferrero, Andrea Landolfi, Alberto Manguel, Beatrice Monti della Corte

Present also will be the finalists: Andrés Barba, Elif Batuman, Annie Ernaux,Stefan Merrill Block,Olga Tokarczuk and the winner of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori for translation Enrico Terrinoni