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The Italian Book Club 2022


The Italian Book Club 2022

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 5th October 2022 to 25th January 2023.

Please enrol HERE.


Italian Book Club Programme - AUTUMN Term 2022

All classes will run from 18:30 to 20:30.


5th and 19th October 2022

Valeria Parrella, La fortuna, Feltrinelli 2022


2nd and 16th November 2022

Diego Marani, La città celeste, La Nave di Teseo, 2021


30th November and 14th December 2022

Giulia Alberico, La signora delle Fiandre, Piemme 2021


11th and 25th January 2023

Bernardo Zannoni, I miei stupidi intenti, Sellerio 2021



Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 11 Fitzwilliam Sq.