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Lingotto Fiere, Via Nizza 294, via Matté Trucco 70, Stazione Lingotto FS, Centro commerciale Lingotto.
10126 Turino
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German Stories At Salone del Libro di Torino

18 – 22 May 2023

In advance of Italy’s Guest of Honour appearance at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024, we are inviting four great German-language authors to the international book fair in Turin: Salone del Libro di Torino.

Esther Kinsky, Eva Menasse, Antje Rávik Strubel and Andreas Weber will talk about wounds – in the Earth and in the souls of people whether due to earthquake-related tremors or historical guilt – as well as about the struggle for personal integrity and the art of making compromises.

All events will be accompanied by German-Italian interpreters.

The Turin International Book Fair or Salone del Libro di Torino is the oldest and largest book fair in Italy, held annually in mid-May in Turin. It attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors and 175,000 visitors every year. 30 event forums invite you to participate in lively debates and talks.

Programme

Sala Internazionale

Eva Menasse in dialogue with Wlodek Goldkorn and Moni Ovadia

At first glance, Dunkelblum is a village like many others in the Austrian Alps, inhabited by a small community. It is the summer of 1989: Lowetz returns from the capital to attend his mother's funeral; a group of students restores an old Jewish cemetery; a retired American professor treats himself to a holiday in Europe and is referred to as “the foreigner”. And a refugee from the GDR searches for his family. Before the Berlin Wall falls and the future opens up, they must all face the past, the years of war, the decisions made and their devastating consequences.

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