Sandro Veronesi in Florence

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce n. 16 , Florence

Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019


Wednesday, October 30, 7 pm, for the cycle of appointments with great contemporary authors

Sandro Veronesi in Florence:
the Cenacle of Santa Croce hosts the meeting with the author

It will be an opportunity to present a new Tuscan novel, "Il Colibrì", which has just been published by La nave di Teseo.

More appointment with the Incontri di Intemporanea Festival section, the exhibition curated by Pinangelo Marino, included in the program of the Summer in Florence.

Sandro Veronesi returns to his Florence : the evocative space of the Cenacle in the complex of Santa Croce will host the author on Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm, for a multi-voice meeting dedicated to great contemporary literature.

The meeting closes Intemporanea Festival , curated by Pinangelo Marino , for Estate Fiorentina 2019 , calendar of events of the Municipality of Florence. It will be an opportunity to present the author's new book, the Premio Strega in 2006 for Caos calmo, “ Il Colibrì” , which has just been published by The ship by Theseus .

A dialogue with the writer will be Giorgio van Straten , Florentine novelist and translator, former director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York . The conversation between the two authors will be enriched by the scenic readings of the actor Gianluigi Tosto , taken from the last novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Wednesday 30 October, 7.00 pm, Cenacle of Santa Croce (Piazza Santa Croce, 16, Florence). Participation in the event is free. Reservations are recommended at:

After four years, Veronesi returns with a new job, " Il Colibrì" . Capable of unimaginable feats, the hummingbird is among the smallest birds in the world and has the ability to remain almost motionless, in midair, thanks to a frenetic and very rapid flapping of wings. As he is the protagonist of the story, Marco Carrera. Continuous suspensions and fatal coincidences alternate with atrocious losses and absolute loves in Marco's life, which never falls to the bottom. His incessant and frenetic movement is necessary to remain in stasis or to dictate the times and the ways of the fall: Marco's life is a story of survival, no less authentic for that. Around him, Veronesi builds other unforgettable characters, who inhabit a perfect romance architecture. The time of the story goes from the early seventies to a grim near future, when suddenly the fruit of Marco Carrera's resilience will shine: it is a child, it will be called Miraijin.

" Il colibrì" is a novel about the poignant power of life, able to enchant and move : Marco Carrera is such a lively character that he becomes a traveling companion in the life of the reader and will remember Pietro Paladini of "Caos calmo", the author's masterpiece Tuscan with 400 thousand copies sold. Published in 2005, winner in 2006 of the Strega Prize and in 2008 of the Prix Fémina and the Prix Méditerranée, Calos Chaos has been translated into twenty countries and has been printed again since 2016 thanks to Teseo's La Nave.

Sandro Veronesi's production includes over twenty works from his debut in 1988 , including journalistic research books. He won the Viareggio Prize and the Campiello Prize with "La forza del passato" (2000), while he won the 2014 Bagutta Prize for Terre Rare, which sold more than 50 thousand copies.


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