A significant part of the Italian festival in Slovakia, ‘Dolce Vitaj’ has always been dedicated to literature and publishing. The guests in this edition include Silvia Avallone, Marco Missiroli and Nicola Lagioia.
The first meeting is on 2 June with Silvia Avallone in conversation with the literary critic and journalist Dado Nagy. The writer presents the Slovak version of her novel ‘Da dove la vita è perfetta‘ (2017), published by Inaque and translated by Ivana Dobrakovová. Silvia Avallone was born in Biella in 1984. With her debut novel ‘Acciaio’ (2010), she won the Campiello Opera Prima, the Flaiano Prize and was ranked second in the Premio Strega.
On 9 June, Marco Missiroli talks to journalist and radio host Zuzana Golianová. Missiroli will discuss the novel ‘Fedeltà’, winner of the Premio Strega Giovani 2019 and released in 2020 in the Slovak translation by František Hruška, published by Slovart. Marco Missiroli was born in Rimini in 1981. His first novel, ‘Senza coda’ (2005), won the Campiello Opera Prima Prize.
The final guest is Nicola Lagioia, on 16 June. In conversation with the writer and lecturer Andrea De Luca, Nicola Lagioia presents the Slovakian publication of his novel ‘La ferocia‘, winner of the 2015 Premio Strega. The Slovak version, edited by Adriana Šulíková, is published by Inaque. Nicola Lagioia was born in Bari in 1973. In addition to writing, he presents the cultural programme Pagina 3 on Rai Radio 3 and is one of the selectors of the Venice International Film Festival.
The ‘Dolce Vitaj’ festival is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Bratislava with the Italian Embassy and the collaboration of the Italian-Slovak Chamber of Commerce. All events are held at 6 pm (local time) and can be viewed on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the Institute.