Presentation of new book by Gioconda Belli
presented by Loredana Lipperini
with Gioconda Belli
Presentation to Gioconda Belli of the Crédit Agricole Friuladria "Una vita per la scrittura” Prize
The year is 1847. Charles Choiseul de Praslin, a nobleman at the court of Louis Philippe I of Orléans, King of France, is accused of a crime of passion. At the suggestion of the King, who is a close friend, de Praslin fakes his own suicide and sets sail for New York. There, he meets the powerful magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who asks him to accompany him to Nicaragua. Entranced by the exotic landscape, the tropical vegetation, and the beauty of the country, and attracted by the idea that nobody would recognize him in that remote spot, he decides to make his home there. In Matagalpa, with its "eternal spring", fate brings him into contact with a fascinating young widow, Margarita Arauz.
Le febbri della memoria is a novel of love and adventure, an intimate look at the challenge of re-inventing an identity and getting a second chance.
Loredana Lipperini is a journalist, author, radio host and television screenwriter. Since 1990 she has contributed to the cultural section of newspapers La Repubblica and Il Venerdì, and also one of the hosts of the programme Fahrenheit on Radio 3. Since 2004, she has hosted a blog called Lipperatura, which has become a point of reference for literary, cultural and political discussion. Loredana has published Gothic novels under the pseudonym Lara Manni. Her recent publications include Ancora dalla parte delle bambine (Feltrinelli, 2007), Non è un paese per vecchie (Feltrinelli, 2010), Di mamma ce n’è più d’una (Feltrinelli, 2013), “L’ho uccisa perché l’amavo”. Falso! (Laterza, 2013), co-authored with Michela Murgia, Morti di fama (Corbaccio, 2013), co-authored with Giovanni Arduino, Questo trenino a molla che si chiama il cuore. La Val di Chienti, le Marche, lungo i confini (Laterza, 2014) and L’arrivo di Saturno (Bompiani, 2017).
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Thursday 14 March – 8.45 pm
Pordenone – San Francesco Convent