A discussion with renowned Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, who will discuss the challenges faced by Italian culture today, and will read passages from his latest novel Emmaus. One of Italy's most established fiction writers, Baricco authored several books including Castelli di Rabbia, Oceano Mare, Novecento and Silk. Baricco is also a director and a performer. He has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy. He lives in Rome, Italy.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion with the public. The event is in English and free of charge upon mandatory registration at http://baricco.eventbrite.com.