THE CON­VER­SA­TIONS 2016

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The eleventh edi­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val, or­ga­nized by An­to­nio Monda and Da­vide Az­zolini has cho­sen di­ver­sity as this year’s theme. At sun­set on 1 July, in Pi­az­zatta Tragara, a di­a­logue will take place be­tween Erica Jong, an avid ex­plorer of the fe­male uni­verse and Hanan Al-Shaykh, a Le­banese author who is con­sid­ered one of the bravest con­tem­po­rary Arab writ­ers. On 2 July, young Amer­i­can author Garth Risk Hall­berg will take to the stage to talk about his de­but novel “City on Fire”, cur­rently a real pub­lish­ing suc­cess story in the USA. In his novel, Hal­berg de­scribes New York as an over­bear­ing, con­tam­i­nated and re­bel­lious city. On 3 July, the fes­ti­val will end on a high note with a talk by Ja­maican writer Mar­lon James, win­ner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the most im­por­tant lit­er­ary award in the UK. Un­til 3 July, 7pm Pi­azzetta Tragara, Capri www.lecon­ver­sazioni.com

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