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Festival degli Scrittori

Premio von Rezzori – Città di Firenze VIII Edition

June 12–14, 2014


Thursday, June 12

11:30, Sala Ferri, Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux   |   Map >

Press Conference with the finalists and jury

15:00, Balcony of Palazzo Strozzi   |   Map >

Tom McCarthy (C,  Bompiani) in conversation with Chiara Valerio and Vanni Santoni

16:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Leopoldo Brizuela (Una stessa notte, Ponte alle Grazie)  in conversation with Jennifer Clement and Francesco Recami

18:00, Cenacolo di Santa Croce

The Resemblance, the Lectio magistralis of Emmanuel Carrère
Introduced by Ernesto Ferrero
Free entry

20:00 Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Opening cocktail reception

21:15, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

#dissidenti
Jonathan Lethem presents his new book, Dissident Gardens (Bompiani). In discussion with Roberto Andò, Giuseppe Civati. Chaired by Paolo di Paolo


Friday, June 13

11:00, Campi Bisenzio (Via Giusti 7)   |   Map >

Dave Eggers meets the children of Porto delle storie
Interviewed by Leonardo Sacchetti.

15:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi   |   Map >

Gregor von Rezzori, One Hundred Years After
After the re-release of The Death of My Brother Abel (Bompiani) and The Swan (Guanda), the panel of Paolo di PaoloDaniel KelhmannVolker Schlöndorff and Edmund White

16:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Dave Eggers (Ologramma per il re, Mondadori) in conversation with Mauro Covacich and Elena Stancanelli.  Moderated by Giuliano Da Empoli.

17:00, Sala Ferri, Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux   |   Map >

Alberto Arbasino talks about his new book, Ritratti italiani (Adelphi)

18:00, Balcony of Palazzo Strozzi

The Dreamers: Words into Visions
A roundtable with Bernardo Bertolucci, Emmanuel Carrère, Michael Cunningham, and Volker Schlöndorff , chaired by Dario Pappalardo of La Repubblica

21:15, Cinema Teatro Odeon   |   Map >

On the Traces of Gregor von Rezzori
In the centenary of his birth: From Musil to Handke
Recital with Ralph Fiennes, Valeria Golino and Isabella Rosselli
Texts chosen by Claudio Magris and Giorgio Pressburger
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Entry: Full € 10, Discount € 8 (pre-order at www.quellidellacompagnia.it, Cinema Teatro Odeon)


Saturday, June 14

11:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi   |   Map >

Georgi Gospodinov (Fisica della Malinconia, Voland) in conversation with Alberto Manguel and Giorgio Vasta

12:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

Maylis De Kerangal (Nascita di un ponte, Feltrinelli) in conversation with Andrea Bajani and Edmund White

15:00, Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi

The Believer – To believe in books, TV, radio, blog and magazines
Rountable with Vendela Vida (The Believer)  Giorgio Van Straten (Nuovi argomenti)  Michele De Mieri (Radio 3 Fahrenheit) Pietro Galeotti (RAI, Che tempo che fa) Teresa Ciabatti (blogger, Io donna)
Chaired by Fulvio Paloscia of la Repubblica

16:00, Sala Ferri, Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux   |   Map >

Sergio Givone and Massimo Raffaeli present the new book by Giorgio Pressburger Storia umana e inumana (Bompiani) in the presence of the author.

18:00, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento   |   Map >

Award Ceremony for the VIII edition of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori – Città di Firenze in the presence of the Mayor of Florence, awarded by the jury Ernesto Ferrero (President of the Jury) Beatrice Monti della Corte, Alberto Manguel, Edmund White, Andrea Bajani

The ceremony will be the announcement of the winner of the prize for the best work of foreign fiction translated into Italian in the last year, with the five shortlisted authors: Leopoldo Brizuela, Maylis de Kerangal, Dave Eggers, Georgi Gospodinov and Tom McCarthy.