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Incroci di Civiltà 2017: 30 March
Incroci di Cilviltà 2017
Incroci di Cilviltà 2017
30 March 2017

 "Incroci di civiltà" is back with a new appointment, from the 29th of March to the 1st of April 2017. At its tenth edition, "Incroci di civiltà" is an international festival of literature promoted by the University of Ca' Foscari, Comune di Venezia, Fondazione di Venezia and with the partnership of The Bauers Venezia, Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia and Marsilio.

Twenty-four writers from twenty different countries will talk with the city of Venice, sharing their own perspectives on the world. Traditionally, both prestigious authors and emerging writers will participate in the Festival, giving the opportunity to have a quality dialogue on literature.

Return is the keyword of this tenth edition of "Incroci di civiltà": on the one hand, because of the new participation by some authors who have already been protagonists of the Festival's past editions, on the other hand because return is an important issue in this historical moment of dramatic movements and hoped-for returns.



During the Festival there will be two appointments in Fondazione Querini Stampalia on the 30th of March:

Gabriela Adameşteanu ROMANIA Thursday, 30 March - 10.00 am

The writer and journalist Gabriela Adameşteanu was born in Târgu Ocna, Romania, in 1942. She earned a degree in Literature from the University of Bucharest. From 1989 to 2005, she has been editor-in-chief of 22, a political and cultural periodical, and editor of its literary supplement. In 2002 she received the Hellman-Hammett Grant award, a grant for writers who have been victims of political persecution. Her works, which won many national prizes, deal with the theme of the relationship between individual destiny and history. Her works The Encounter (2016), Wasted Morning (2011) and The Equal Way of Every Day (2016) (nominated for Prix Jean Monnet de Littérature Européenne) has been translated in 15 countries. She is Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Her works include collections of short stories, journalistic essays and an autobiographical book.

Gabriela Adameşteanu will converse with Roberto Merlo — Università degli Studi di Torino

The conversation will be in Romenian (consecutive translation available); free admission, booking required.

This event is sponsored by Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica In collaboration with Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati


Patrik Ouředník CZECH REPUBLIC / FRANCE and Giorgio Pressburger HUNGARY / ITALY Thursday, 30 March — 11.30 am

Writer and translator, Patrik Ouředník was born in Prague in 1957. He moved to France in 1984, but he has been a constant presence on the Czech literary scene since 1989, without abandoning that of France, his country of adoption. While in France, he worked with several periodicals such as L’Autre Europe, La Nouvelle Alternative, and Lettre International, and served as editor for the Czech publishing house Paseka from 2003 to 2007. He has translated several literary classics from Czech into French, and vice-versa. His most acclaimed work Europeana: A Brief History Of The Twentieth Century (2001) has won several awards, such as the 2004 Prix Médicis Étranger. The book has been adapted into theatrical, cinematographic, and musical pieces, and it has been translated and published in more than twenty countries. His latest novel Case Closed (2010) won the Prix Grignant-les-Adhémar. In 2014, the author was awarded the prestigious Czech State Award for Literature for his work.

Giorgio Pressburger – narrator, author, theater director and essayist – was born in Budapest to Jewish parents in 1937. He sought refuge in Italy after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. An important figure in both the Italian and international cultural scenes, he has been the council member for Culture in Spoleto – location of the Festival of the Two Worlds – and director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest. In 1998, he won the Viareggio Prize with his short-story collection Snow And Guilt, and was awarded the 2003 Mondello Prize for the collection Munich’s Clock, later adapted into the eponymous movie presented at the International Rome Film Festival in 2014. He won the Honorary Alabarda D’Oro Prize in Literature in 2010. His latest publication is Racconti Triestini (2015).

Patrik Ouředník and Giorgio Pressburger will converse with Alessandro Catalano — Università degli Studi di Padova, Tiziana D'Amico — Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Alessandro Mezzena Lona — Editor and writer

The conversation will be in French and Italian (simultaneous translation available); free admission, booking required.

This event is sponsored by Centro Ceco di Milano and Ministry of Culture Czech Republic Organized with Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati and Marsilio  


For informations:

Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +39 041 234 6959 

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