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Italian Noir: A conversation with Massimo Carlotto



Italian Noir: A conversation with Massimo Carlotto

For more than twenty years a number of Italian writers have been digging deep into the dirt of society. In their crime novels, authors such as Massimo Carlotto, Carlo Lucarelli and Giancarlo De Cataldo do not hesitate to paint a dark portrait of the Belpaese, one in which the conventional divisions between good and evil, fiction and reality are blurred. These are the writers of Italian Noir, whose stories aim at exploring the black heart of Italy. Between April and June 2018 the IIC will host the three mentioned noir writers.

On April 17th Massimo Carlotto will visit our IIC.
Massimo Carlotto is one of the major figures of Italian noir. He was born in Padua in 1957. He began his literary activity with Il fuggiasco (The Fugitive, 1995) but his most famous character is the Alligator, alias Marco Buratti, an original private detective. His books have been translated into many languages and his novels, challenging the conventional divisions between fiction and reality, depict a world in which injustice is a given fact and the Belpaese shows its black heart.

The event will be introduced and moderated by Prof. Mark Chu (University College Cork).
The conversation will be both in English and in Italian.


Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: At 6:30 pm

Entrance : Free