29.mar.2017 | 01.apr.2017


From 29 March to 1 April, 25 authors from 20 different countries will meet the audience and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Festival

VENICE – Orhan Pamuk, the great Turkish writer and Nobel laureate 2006, will inaugurate the tenth edition of the International Literary Festival Incroci di Civiltà, whose opening will be on Wednesday 29 March at 5.30 pm at the Carlo Goldoni Theatre. The Festival is promoted by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, The Venice Foundation, the Municipality of Venice, with the partnership of The BAUERs Venezia, the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia and Marsilio.

From 29 March to 1 April, the Festival will host 25 authors from 20 different countries (some of them are crossroads of civilizations themselves) in Venice, where they will share their personal visions of the world with an enthusiastic audience of passionate readers. Incroci di civiltà will celebrate this anniversary both with new names of contemporary literature and with well-known authors, offering high quality literature, as it has always done in these ten years. Even if the program does not have a real motif that characterizes it, in this edition the theme of the return will emerge quite frequently. Not only because some authors will actually be returning for the tenth anniversary of the Festival after several years from their first attendance – as in the case of Pamuk, Nooteboom, Seth and Matar—but also because we will invite the authors to meditate on this topic, in a moment of dramatic migrations, forced exiles and desired returns.  One novel in particular represents the essence of this theme—The Return, by Hisham Matar, which has been a great success with the public and the critics and which will be published in its Italian translation a few days before the beginning of the Festival.

Turkey, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Israel, United States, Kenya, Saint Martin, United Kingdom, Holland, India, Argentina, Sweden, Slovenia, Libya, Haiti and Canada are the countries represented by the writers of Incroci di civiltà 2017.