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Italian Inspirations: Lisa Appignanesi on Elena Ferrante



Italian Inspirations: Lisa Appignanesi on Elena Ferrante

“Italian Inspirations” is a series of eight encounters in which a prominent British or UK-based author talks about an Italian writer – either classic or contemporary – whose work they especially admire. Curated and moderated by Boyd Tonkin, each event will take the shape of an informal conversation about the ways in which writers read, and respond to, their great precursors or their distinguished contemporaries.

After Hanif Kureishi and Sarah Dunant, guest of the third encounter will be Lisa Appignanesi, discussing about Elena Ferrante’s novels.

Next events will follow on Wednesdays 21st June, 6th and 20th September, 4th and 18th October.

Lisa Appignanesi is the Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, a former President of English PEN and former Chair of the Trustees of the Freud Museum in London. She is a Visiting Professor in the Department of English at King's College London, and held a Wellcome Trust People Award there for her public series on The Brain and the Mind. Her book Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors won the 2009 British Medical Association Award for the Public Understanding of Science, among other prizes.

Boyd Tonkin is literary critic for the Financial Times, Economist and Spectator, and former literary editor of The Independent. He is a special advisor to the Booker International Prize for which he was also chair of the judges in the 2016.



Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


ICI London