In the last four years Venice has been the venue of an international literature festival and so will be this year: in four intense days, started on the 13th of April, there were opportunities for everybody to meet more than thirty writers coming from all over the world. Writers conversed with experts and readers about their works and their culture.
The meetings were held in several different sites and open to anyone. In particular you could meet: Nukila Amal, Antonella Anedda, Theo Angelopoulos, Maria Barbal, Breyten Breytenbach, Antonia S. Byatt, Gianrico Carofiglio, Guillermo Carnero, Hans de Waarsenburg, Jabbour Douaihy, Nathan Englander, Julia Hartwig, Wladimir Kaminer, Etgar Keret, Pap Khouma, Urszula Koziol, Ryszard Krynicki, Michael Krüger, Gad Lerner, Ewa Lipska, Petros Markaris, Adam Michnik, Kiran Nagarkar, V. S. Naipaul, Alessandro Piperno, Ali Podrimja, Tomasz Rozycki, Igiaba Scego, Joann Sfar, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Dubravka Ugrešic, Tomas Venclova, Adam Zagajewski.
Venice, a city where multiculturalism has always been an essential and intimate characteristic, was the perfect setting once more thanks to the collaboration of the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and the City Council and more cultural institutions.