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Pordenonelegge: a tribute to Calvino, opening with Ukraine

Over 500 guests in 300 events, with a prologue abroad

07 July, 16:34
(ANSA) - PORDENONE, 07 LUG - More than 500 guests in some 300 events in 30 locations, with the epicenter in Pordenone, but with stops throughout the FVG region and an international preview. These are some figures of pordenonelegge 2023, scheduled Sept. 13-17, presented this morning, an edition that will pay tribute to Italo Calvino.

The international look is remarkable, with the opening dedicated to Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov, who is premiering his new novel "Gray Bees". From France in revolt will come a strong lineup of voices: Laurent Mauvignier, Philippe Forest, Lydie Salvayre, Michel Bussi, and Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, with the first Italian presentation of his latest reflection in which an unpublished letter from Pope Francis is enshrined. Nobel Prize-winning author Annie Ernaux will receive the Crédit Agricole Prize for "History in a Novel" on Sept. 16.

The festival is a truly global event and will be attended, among others, by André Aciman, R.J. Palacio, Gila Almagor, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Nino Haratischwili, Robert Perišić, Ramin Bahramihers. The long list of renowned authors with their new books includes Michela Marzano, Emanuele Trevi, Viola Ardone, Paolo Di Paolo, Corrado Augias, Massimo Recalcati, Sandro Veronesi, Edoardo De Angelis, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Antonia Arslan, Ilaria Capua, Piergiorgio Odifreddi.

Many excellent dialogues are a feature of the festival: among the guests are Andrea Molesini and Gianni Biondillo, Romana Petri, Marco Missiroli, Annalena Benini and Mariapia Veladiano, and Enrico Galiano. Also at pordenonelegge is the literary case of the year, author Erin Doom, who has just been revealed on TV.


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