Conversation with Luis Sepúlveda and Giancarlo De Cataldo
conducted by Paolo Soraci
The Festival ends with a meeting between two great writers, very different from each other but sharing the idea that literature must get involved, meet Evil's eyes with no fear and expose social changes, the perverse twine between politics, finance and criminal syndicates, the darkest aspects of human lives. According to Sepúlveda and De Cataldo, though, literature also has to tell the story of rebels and losers, of those left at the edge of society with no voice, of those that still retain their dignity and collectively “resist” in a world that seems to want to imprison people in themselves.
Giancarlo De Cataldo
was born in Taranto in 1956 and is a writer, a screen-writer and an Appeal Judge in Rome. He works with the newspapers “La Repubblica” and “L'Espresso”. Among his most famous novels (all published by Einaudi), Romanzo criminale (2002), inspired by the story of the Magliana gang, and Suburra (written with “La Repubblica” 's journalist Carlo Bonini in 2013). After Michele Placido's successful film adaptation, Sky produced a whole TV series based on Romanzo criminale.
is 56 years old and has been working in the publishing industry since he was 18. He was the news editor of “La Rivisteria” and wrote for “La Repubblica”, “L’Unità” and “Il Giornale della Libreria”. He worked for the press office of Marcos y Marcos, Guerini e Associati, Baldini & Castoldi, Il Saggiatore/Marco Tropea Editore and Teatro alla Scala. He has been the press and PR manager of Librerie Feltrinelli since 2002.
Saturday 14th March at 5.00pm