Conversation with Luis Sepúlveda and Bruno Arpaia
with a multimedia projection by Daniel Mordzinski
As per tradition, the Festival's first meeting is an interview with the author. Bruno Arpaia will act as moderator, guiding the public into the world of the protagonist of Dedica's 21st edition and exploring the themes Sepúlveda holds most dear, the quality and characteristics of his writing style and his involvement with the social and political realities.
The monograph (edited by Bruno Arpaia) that always accompanies the Festival contains a more in-depth analysis, with a long interview with the author, statements released by people close to him, essays and unpublished works graciously lent to Dedica by the author himself.
was born in Ottaviano (Naples) in 1957. He is a novelist, a journalist, an editorial consultant, an expert in and translator of Spanish and Latin American literature. Many of his novels were awarded prestigious prizes and translated into nine languages: I forestieri (1990), Il futuro in punta di piedi (1994), Tempo perso (1997). Published by Guanda: L’angelo della storia (2001), which won the Premio Selezione Campiello, Il passato davanti a noi (2006), which won the Napoli award and the Comisso award, L’energia del vuoto (2011, finalist at the Premio Strega) and Prima della battaglia (2014).
He also wrote a conversation/novel with Luis Sepúlveda, Raccontare, resistere, and two essays: Per una sinistra reazionaria (2007) and La cultura si mangia! (written with Pietro Greco in 2013).
The monograph Dedica a Luis Sepúlveda, edited by Bruno Arpaia, may be purchased during the course of the Festival or via this site. Price: € 5.00.
Saturday 7 March at 4.30pm
Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre