Chaired by Martin Mclaughlin
Friday 31 March 2017
St Cross CollegeVenue
Multi-award-winning Italian novelist Edoardo Albinati talks about his fellow Italian novelist Pia Pera, who died aged 60 last summer, and in particular about her latest and semi-autobiographical novel Al giardino ancora non l’ho detto (I still have not told the garden). The event will feature readings from Pera’s work by Italian film, television and stage actress Francesca D’Aloja.
Pera gained international notoriety with her 1995 novel Lo’s Diary, a retelling of Nabokov’s Lolita from the point of view of the female title character. She also specialised in novels related to her love for gardening.
Albinati won the Viareggio prize for his novel Svenimenti and this year won the Strega Prize for his his semi-autobiographical novel, La scuola cattolica.
D’Aloja has appeared in many films and was nominated for a Globo d’oro for best actress for her performance in Ferzan Özpetek’s Hamam
Discussions are chaired by Professor Martin McLaughlin, Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies and fellow of Magdalen College.
This event is part of the festival’s Italian day.
Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute.