march, 2018

01mar4:00 pmWriting Like Breathing: Dacia Maraini Discusses her Most Recent Writings


Event Details

Writing Like Breathing: Dacia Maraini Discusses her Most Recent Writings

Moderated by Prof. Elizabeth Leake

(Department of Italian event, co-sponsored by ItalianAcademy for Advanced Studies and IRWGS)


About the Speaker

Dacia Maraini is one of Italy’s most prominent contemporary authors. She won, among others, Campiello (1990) and Strega (1999), which are the most prestigious Italian literature awards. Her books have been translated in twenty-two languages, and some of her bestsellers, such as Storia di Piera [Piera’s Story], L’età del malessere [The Age of Malaise], La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa [The Silent Duchess], Voci [Voices], and Memorie di una ladra [Memories of a Thief], were turned into successful movies. Among her most recent novels are La bambina e il sognatore (2015) and Tre donne (2017). In English, the series SOPHIA directed by Michelangelo La Luna has recently published: Mafia and Other Plays (2017); US 1964-2017: An Italian Reportage (2018); Interviews and Conversation with Dacia Maraini (2018); Festschrift (2018).


(Thursday) 4:00 pm


Italian Academy

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