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The Italian Book Club 2022


The Italian Book Club 2022

Please enrol between the 18th and the 31st of January 2022 on the Institute website

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.

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 returning participants and current students.

The Book Club will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, from 2nd February 2022 to 1st June 2022.

Classes will have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 participants and will be online for this term.

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.


Italian Book Club Programme- Spring Term 2022


2 February - 16 February

Massimo Gezzi, Le stelle vicine, Bollati Boringhieri, 2021


2 March - 30 March

Carlo Lucarelli, Léon, Einaudi 2021


20 April - 4 May

Nadia Terranova, Trema la notte, Einaudi, 2022


18 May - 1 June

Marta Barone, Città sommersa, Bompiani, 2020