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Chiara Valerio on Natalia Ginzburg’s Caro Michele



Chiara Valerio on Natalia Ginzburg’s Caro Michele

A conversation with writer Chiara Valerio who represents Italy at the 2018 edition of The New Literature from Europe Festival (New York 27/29 November). The author will talk about Natalia Ginzburg’s Caro Michele; opening remarks by Alessandro Giammei.

Chiara Valerio, born in Scauri (Latina) in 1978, has a doctorate in mathematics from the Federico II University of Naples and lives in Rome.

She is an editor for the magazine Nuovi Argomenti and a contributor to the literary blog Nazione Indiana; she has written both for the theater and the radio, and has collaborated with the cultural program "Pane quotidiano", for Rai 3.
For the publisher Nottetempo has directed the series "", dedicated to new writers of Italian fiction. Together with Anna Antonelli, Fabiana Carobolante and Lorenzo Pavolini, she is responsible for the "Ad alta voce" program of Rai Radio 3. With Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella and Gaia Manzini she wrote the script of Nanni Moretti's film Mia Madre, with Gianni Amelio and Alberto Taraglio wrote the script of Gianni Amelio's film, La tenerezza. She is editor of Italian fiction for the publisher Marsilio, collaborates with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica- contributing to the weekly publication Robinson- and with the monthly magazine Amica.

She is the author of novels and short stories, including: A complicare le cose (Robin 2007), La gioia piccola d'esser quasi salvi (Nottetempo 2009), Spiaggia libera tutti (Laterza 2010).
Has translated Flush by Virginia Woolf (overnight 2012).
Almanacco del giorno prima (2014) is her first novel published by Einaudi, followed by Storia umana della matematica (2016).


Alessandro Giammei is an assistant professor of Modern Italian Studies at Bryn Mawr College. He works on trans-historical and interdisciplinary topics at the crossway of textual and visual studies, Modernity and the Renaissance, classicism and experimentalism. He was trained as a literary historian in Rome, where he grew up and went to college at La Sapienza. During his doctoral studies at Scuola Normale Superiore he won a Borsa di Scambio at New York Univeristy, where he taught for a semester in the Department of Italian Studies. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Italian and Italian Studies at Bryn Mawr, he was a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University, where he taught in the Department of French and Italian and helped administrating the Program in Italian Studies. He also taught as a volunteer and directed the Humanities curriculum in the Prison Teaching Initiative.


Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York