Discover one of Italy's foremost literary novelists
This event has been rescheduled from the previously advertised date of Monday 29 October.
Think Elena Ferrante is the only Italian author worth knowing about? Enter Nicola Lagioia, winner of multiple Italian literary prizes and programme director of the Turin Book Fair.
Nicola Lagioia discusses his work with literary journalist Claire Armitstead. They explore literature in Italy: what themes is it dealing with? Which foreign fiction is being translated into Italian (and vice-versa)? And what is the image of Italy that emerges from its contemporary novels?
Claire Armitstead is Associate Editor (Culture) for the Guardian. Over a 25-year career with the paper she has been arts editor, literary editor and head of books. She is a trustee of the writers’ freedom of speech charity English PEN, and recently edited the anthology Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City. She presents the weekly Guardian books podcast and is a regular speaker on radio and at events in the UK and around the world.
Presented in partnership with EUNIC and the Italian Cultural Institute in London as part of the European Writers' Tour