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We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances Ms Jamaica Kincaid will not be present at the event.


On the occasion of the publication in the United States of Claudio Magri's latest novel, Blameless, the world-famous Italian writer will be in conversation with Norman Manea.

 Claudio Magris’s searing new novel ruthlessly confronts the human obsession with war and its savagery in every age and every country. A tale of one man’s obsessive project to collect the instruments of death, evil, and humanity’s darkest atrocities in order to oppose them.

Blameless, Yale University Press, April 2017.


Claudio Magris, professor emeritus of modern German literature, University of Trieste, is a recipient of the Erasmus Prize among scores of other literary awards. His best-selling novel Danube has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Trieste. Magris graduated from the University of Turin, where he studied German studies, and has been a professor of modern German literature at the University of Trieste since 1978. He is an essayist and columnist for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera and for other European journals and newspapers.


Jamaica Kincaid is significant voice in contemporary literature, and is widely praised for her works of short fiction, novels, and essays in which she explores the tenuous relationship between mother and daughter as well as themes of anti-colonialism. A native of the island of Antigua, Kincaid is considered one of the most important women Caribbean writers. Over a career that has spanned more than three decades, Kincaid has earned a reputable place in the literary world for her highly personal, stylistic, and honest writings.

Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his topic is, mainly, the individual destiny in extreme situations (holocaust, communist dictatorship, exile). Norman Manea received important Romanian, American and European cultural distinctions. He seems to be the Romanian writer mostly honored ever, outside his homeland.


Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York