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The Italian Book Club AUT 2023

The Italian Book Club, presented by Enrica Maria Ferrara, will explore 4 books by Italian authors.

During the first meeting, the facilitator of the Book Club will introduce the book and give some information about its author. Then, each participant will have the chance to read aloud selected passages of the book.

During the reading, aspects of the book’s grammar, its language structures and its lexicon will be highlighted and explained by the facilitator, and participants will be encouraged to ask questions about the passages that they have found more challenging to read.

During the second meeting, each participant will be encouraged to discuss the book and the facilitator will guide the conversation by asking questions about the book’s characters, plot, message as well as its style and the overall enjoyment of their particular reading experience.

It is likely that public conversations with one or more of the writers whose books have been selected for the Book Club will also be organized by the Italian Cultural Institute.

Please note that for this course an advanced level of Italian is required.

The Club consists of 8 meetings of 2 hours each, for a total of 16 hours.


New participants – €200

10% discount for previous participants, returning students, OAPs and full-time students – on presentation of valid documentation

Classes will have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 participants and will be ONSITE.

The Book Club will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, from 20th September 2023 to 24th January 2024.


Enrolments are open from 1st August until 15th September 2023. Enrolments are now closed.


Italian Book Club Programme – AUTUMN Term 2023

All classes will run from 18:30 to 20:30 on the specified dates.

Download the programme at this link


20th September and 4th October 2023

Maria Grazia CalandroneDove non mi hai portata, Einaudi, 2022


18th October and 1st November 2023

Gabriella KuruvillaManeggiare con cura, Morellini, 2020


29th November and 13th December 2023

Ada d’AdamoCome d’aria, Elliot, 2023


10th January and 24th January 2024

Beatrice SalvioniLa malnata, Einaudi, 2023