NICOLA LAGIOIA in conversation with CINZIA BLUM, CHARLES D’AMBROSIO & HOPE CAMPBELL GUSTAFSON

October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Italy's foremost literary novelist, Nicola Lagioia, will be joined in conversation by Professor of Italian Cinzia Blum, Writers’ Workshop Faculty member Charles D’Ambrosio, and MFA in Literary Translation candidate Hope Campbell Gustafson.  Lagioia will read from his English-language debut Ferocity, published by Europa Press. Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel set in 1980s Southern Italy . . . “A layered portrait of contemporary Italian life and the abuses of power that money can excuse.” — Publishers Weekly

Nicola Lagioia is an editor for the Italian publisher Minimum Fax. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His books have been awarded the Strega Prize, the Premio Volponi, and the Premio Viareggio, among others. He lives in Rome.