Presentation of Tahar Ben Jelloun's latest book
the author in conversation with Antonella Fiori
The main character in this new novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun, which was published in France at the beginning of 2014 and is published in Italy by Bompiani for the Dedica festival, is a very energetic 60-year-old man, highly successful in his profession and with women; due to a tumour, he is obliged to undergo a series of surgical operations. Even more than the discovery of his tumour, the man is disturbed by the idea that the operations will force him to change his way of life. After the operation, he attempts to resume his normal routine, but he finds it increasingly difficult to do so. In the end, however, he discovers that life still has a lot to offer.
Journalist, writer and TV and radio presenter, Antonella Fiori worked for eight years as culture and news correspondent for the daily newspaper “l’Unità”, and has also contributed to Italy's major periodicals and newspapers. She writes about culture and current affairs for “l’Espresso”, “D-La Repubblica” and “Metro”, and also works with Rai 1 and Rai Storia. She is the author of Ricomincio da me (Sperling & Kupfer), an investigation into the female universe, and, with Sara Casassa, Assuefatti. Come le sostanze stupefacenti sono entrate nel quotidiano, an in-depth analysis – perhaps one of the most complete ever conducted in Italy – of the use of drugs.
Thursday 13 March 2014, 20:45
Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre