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THE ITALIAN LIBRARY #3. Michela Murgia: a life between words and activism. A talk with Filomena Campus and Lorenzo Terenzi

1. TIL- Murgia

ICI London is delighted to invite you to the next event of The Italian Library, a collaboration with Italian books unquestioned authority Ornella Tarantola, formerly manager of the Italian Bookshop. In our beautiful Montale Library, Ornella talks about books and writers, music and Sanremo, star signs and podcasts, Gadda, and Virginia Woolf.

The third event is on Tuesday 20 February (6.30 pm). It will be a talk on Michela Murgia, a celebrated Italian novelist, playwright, and radio personality, who won several prestigious literary awards, including Premio Campiello, Mondello International Literary Prize, and Dessì prize.

Filomena Campus and Lorenzo Terenzi will narrate Murgia’s life and read quotes from her most beloved novels, such as Dare la Vita (Rizzoli) and Accabadora (Einaudi).

This is an in-person event and will be conducted only in Italian.


Vanity Fair, foto di Joseph Cardo
Michela Murgia. Vanity Fair. Credits: Joseph Cardo.

Lorenzo Terenzi is an actor, film director, and advocate for queer family. He was assistant director to Quasi Grazia by Marcello Fois in 2017, a play based on Grazia Deledda where Michela Murgia was the main character, when he met Murgia for the first time and with whom he started a life-long friendship.

Filomena Campus is an Italian singer, composer, and theatre director. She won the London Arts and Humanities Partnership Grant in 2020 for her project on Franca Rame and her works, in collaboration with Fondazione Fo Rame.

  • Organizzato da: ICI London
  • In collaborazione con: Ornella Tarantola