by Laura Pugno
After the successful video series, “Booktoscreen”, dedicated to TV adaptations from bestsellers, a new project links the Farnesina and its cultural network to the Turin International Book Fair: ‘Nuove voci: dentro & fuori’ (New voices: inside and outside) is an initiative which brings together young names from contemporary Italian literature with headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institutes in the world, involving independent bookshops and symbolic places of the local literary scene and facilitates dialogue between the authors and young digital literary influencers. In the second phase of the project, the events will be recorded and later broadcast, creating a real minifestival of online literature, on the platform SalTo+.
“Nuove voci” kicks off on the 22nd Week of the Italian Language in the World (17-23 October 2022), dedicated to “the Italian language and the young” and, in this first phase, includes three stages in Europe:
On 19 October Irene Graziosi will be a guest at the Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna, and will talk about her novel Il profilo dell’altra (published by E/O) with Jaqueline Scheiber (Minusgold). Viennese writer and “content creator” Jaqueline Scheiber makes posts about writing and fashion. It will be moderated by Silvia Chiarini, head of the Italian section of the bookshop Hartliebs Bücher;
On 27 October Lorenza Pieri will be a guest at the Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh, where, in conversation with the multilingual scholar and writer Esa Aldegheri, she will discuss her novel Il giardino dei mostri (published by E/O).
On 21 November Vincenzo Latronico will be a guest at the Italian Cultural Institute of Oslo, in collaboration with the University of the Norwegian capital, and will meet students of Italian and the public speaking about his novel Le perfezioni (published by Bompiani) with Astrid Nordang, writer and translator from German and Italian, who won the Kritikerprisen (Critics’ Prize) 2021 for her translation of Natalia Ginzburg’s Family Lexicon.
Irene Graziosi writes for various magazines and video series. With Sofia Viscardi she founded the project Venti. Il profilo dell’altra, printed by the Roman publishing house E/O and which has recently arrived in bookshops, is her first novel.
Vincenzo Latronico is the author of several novels and winner of the Giuseppe Berto Opera Prima Prize with Ginnastica e rivoluzione, the Bergamo Award and the Naples Award with La Cospirazione delle colombe. He also works as a translator and teacher at the Holden School in Turin. Le perfezioni (Bompiani) is his latest novel.
Lorenza Pieri is a writer, journalist and translator. From Tuscany, she has lived in Paris, Turin and Rome, and has worked for fifteen years in publishing before settling in Washington DC for eight years. Her first novel was Isole minori (published by E/O, 2016). Il giardino dei mostri (E/O), nominated for the Strega Award, was published in 2019. The release of her latest novel, Erosione (E/O, 2022), coincides with her return to Italy.