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American Celebrations for the Centenary of the Birth of LEONARDO SCIASCIA

American Celebrations for the Centenary of the Birth of Leonardo Sciascia




 – Tuesday September, 20 | 5:30PM  | Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway, NYC 

Book launch of the most comprehensive monograph in English by Joseph Farrell: Leonardo Sciascia. The Man and the Writer, with an introduction by Giuseppe Tornatore. Florence, Italy, Leo S. Olschki, 2022 (Series «Sciascia Scrittore Europeo», 5)

Chair: Fabio Finotti (Director IIC-New York)

Speakers: Joseph Farrell (University of Strathclyde), Valerio Cappozzo (University of Mississippi), Gaetana Marrone-Puglia (Princeton University).



 Wednesday September, 21 | 6PM | Center for Italian Modern Art 421 Broome St. 4th Floor, NYC

Presentation of the Portfolio «Homage to Sciascia», edited by Francesco Izzo. Edition of 140 numbered copies with the first text in English by Leonardo Sciascia and a litograph based upon an original drawing by David Levine (NYRB) portraying Leonardo Sciascia. Florence, Friends of Leonardo Sciascia Association, 2022 (Series «Omaggio a Sciascia», 28)

Chair: Nicola Lucchi (Director CIMA)

Speakers: Francesco Izzo (Editor/CNCS), Valerio Cappozzo (President Friends of Sciascia), Teresa Fiore (Montclair State University), David Leopold (David Levine Archives).




 – Thursday-Friday September, 22-23 | Istituto Italiano di Cultura 686 Park Ave., NYC – 9AM to 6PM – 9AM to 1PM

XIII Leonardo Sciascia Colloquium, international meeting on «Leonardo Sciascia, the American myth and the Mediterranean myth». Five sessions, round tables, video clips, and discussions.


Chair: Valerio Cappozzo.


Welcome Address/Moderator: Fabio Finotti (Director IIC New York)


Welcoming remarks:

Mariangela Zappia (Ambassador of Italy to the United States)

Benedetto Della Vedova (Undersecretary, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Intl Cooperation)

Emma Bonino (Senator and President CNCS/National Committee for Sciascia’s Centenary)


Speakers: V. Cappozzo, J. Farrell, D. Scarpa, A. Lakhous, F.M. Corrao, V. Vecellio, J. Marcus, A. Goldstein, G. Marrone-Puglia, A. Monda, G. Pellizzato, A. Giammei, S. Pappalardo, R. De Luca.

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  • Organized by: IIC-NY