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Authors meeting ROMBO


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.


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Author meeting ROMBO

Esther Kinsky talks with Vincenzo Latronico

On 6 May 1976, Friuli was shaken by a violent earthquake that destroyed the landscape and the livelihood of its inhabitants. A valley in the far north-east of the region was particularly affected – an area of legends in which the earthquake was associated with the monstrous Orcolat and the Riba Faronika, a powerful siren with two tails. In the book Rombo, Ester Kinsky juxtaposes the human voices remembering an ancient world with the voices of nature in this karst landscape; a tale of the precarity of existence, the deep meaning of memory, and the emergence of a "memory of destruction".


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