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Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo - XVII edizione.Ferocity: Nicola Lagioia in conversation with Michael Reynolds

Date:

10/27/2017


Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo - XVII edizione.Ferocity: Nicola Lagioia in conversation with Michael Reynolds

At the Center for Fiction, on the occasion of the publication of the English translation of La Ferocia/ Ferocity by Nicola Lagioia, winner of the literary prize Premio Strega (2016), the author will be in conversation with Michael Reynolds. Organized in collaboration with ICI and Europa Edition
La Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.

 

Described as “a mesmerizing exploration of failure, resilience, and profound, multifaceted loss” (Kirkus), the Strega Prize-winning novel Ferocity by acclaimed writer and editor Nicola Lagioia makes its debut in English this October from Europa Editions. The complex story of a brother seeking to get to the bottom of his sister's death, Ferocity is a mix of noir, gothic horror story and family saga set in Lagioia's native Puglia.

In her correspondence with Lagioia, catalogued in Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, Elena Ferrante described reading Ferocity with “great enthusiasm,” finding on each page “confirmation of your great, truthful passion for literature”.

Lagioia will discuss this ambitious and vivid work of fiction with Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-Chief of Europa Editions.

Italy’s most critically acclaimed contemporary novelist, Nicola Lagioia won the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award, with Ferocity. His novels have also won the Volponi, Straniero, and Viareggio literary awards. In 2010 he was named one of Italy’s best writers under 40. He is a jury member of the Venice Film Festival and the program director of the 2017 Turin Book Fair. Lagioia is a contributor to Italy’s most prominent culture pages. He was born in Bari, and lives in Rome. Ferocity is his English-language debut.

Michael Reynolds is Editor-in-chief of Europa Editions, where he has worked since 2005. He was born in Australia in 1968 and now lives in New York with his family.

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Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Organized by : Center for Fiction

In collaboration with : IIC and Europa Editions

Entrance : Free


Location:

The Center for Fiction 17 E. 47th St. NY

1719