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June 5, 2015

Festival degli Scrittori 2015 in Florence

From 10 to 12 June in the most beautiful of Florence

The Festival degli Scrittori is a three day event that takes place in Florence and this year will be from 10 to 12 June. Located in beautiful historic palazzi, the festival's many events celebrate the best writing from around the world, with visiting international authors theatrical readings of canonical texts, a Lectio Magistralis delivered by a major writer and all culminating in the award ceremony for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori-Città di Firenze, given in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio for the best work of foreign fiction translated into Italian that year. 

There are many countries and the themes touched on in this edition, which we anticipate the program:

Wednesday, June 10

12pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Premio Gregor von Rezzori Giovani Lettori

3.30pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Vladimir Sorokin with Elif Batuman
Sergio Givone intervenes

4.30pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Guadalupe Nettel with Valeria Parrella
Andrea Bajani and Alberto Manguel intervene

6.00pm Cenacolo di Santa Croce
Lectio magistralis di Jhumpa Lahiri

9.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Musical writers
Michael Cunningham with Francesco Bianconi and Simone Lenzi

Thursday, June 11

11.00am Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Tommy Wieringa with Andrea Bajani
Wlodek Goldkorn intervenes

12.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Andrew Miller with Alessandro Mari
Leonetta Bentivoglio intervenes

3.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Portraits of Americans
with Livia Manera Sambuy and Jhumpa Lahiri

Vanni Santoni intervenes

4.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Reading con Elif Batuman, Michael Cunningham, Andrew Sean Greer, Alessandro Mari, Maaza Mengiste, Tommaso Pincio, Carmen Pellegrino, Vanni Santoni, Antonio Scurati, Miguel Syjuco

5.30pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Dasa Drndic with Antonio Scurati.
Susanna Nirenstein and Edmund White intervene

7.00pm Cinema Odeon Firenze Piazza Strozzi
Recital con Alba Rohrwacher e Filippo Timi
Casanova e dintorni: un viaggio nell’eros
Con un intervento di Andrew Miller
Regia Saverio Costanzo

9.30pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
musical reading by Francesco Bianconi

Friday, June 12

11.00am Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Writers travelers
with Giorgio Ficara, Alberto Manguel, Massimo Onofrie Silvio Perrella

12.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Writers countries lost
Dasa Drndic, Maaza Mengiste, Miguel Syjuco

3.00pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Writers of the past
with Andrew Sean Greer, Aldo Nove and Carmen Pellegrino

4.30pm Balconata di Palazzo Strozzi
Translate Don DeLillo

6.00pm Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento
Award Ceremony

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