Rome to host worldwide literature competition on Palatine Hill


2022 version of Rome’s open-air literature competition has a powerful worldwide slant.

Rome’s worldwide literature competition returns for its twenty first version this summer season, happening within the spectacular setting of the Palatine Hill over 5 evenings from 12-21 July.

The celebrated occasion, organised by the Istituzione Biblioteche di Roma in collaboration with the town and the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, contains a host of award-winning Italian and worldwide authors who will learn from their work, supported by actors, dwell music and gentle results.

The competition will see authors learn new texts written particularly for the competition, impressed by this 12 months’s theme – Tempo Nostro (Our Time) – through which writers will replicate on the up to date and look at the moment with new eyes.

Within the 12 months of the centenary of the loss of life of Marcel Proust, Tempo Nostro is meant to be a tribute to the creator in addition to an invite to regain possession of what we have now misplaced.

The 2022 programme of Letterature is curated by Simona Cives, head of Rome’s Casa delle Letterature, who mentioned the “more and more worldwide competition will see the presence of many award-winning and critically acclaimed authors, a few of whom have now develop into true ‘classics’; others, newer to the Italian reader, all of whom will discover, in Proustian model, the theme of time as a time rediscovered.”

The primary night on Tuesday 12 July is inaugurated by Spanish author Javier Cercas, adopted by the three-time Booker Prize finalist, Scottish novelist Andrew O’Hagan, and the Premio Strega 2022 winner Emmanuelle Pagano.

The second night on Thursday 14 July opens with the poems of Dacia Maraini and the unpublished work by the two-time Pulitzer Prize successful American creator Colson Whitehead, adopted by Canadian author Rivka Galchen and American novelist Katie Kitamura.

The third night on Monday 18 July is devoted to the Proust centenary with two unpublished works, by Premio Strega winner Alessandro Piperno and Kenyan author Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, accompanied by readings from Laura Morante‘s Recherche. Colombian-American author Patricia Engel, Greek author Petros Markaris and American novelist David Leavitt may also take part.

The fourth night on Tuesday 19 July hosts the Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte, whose work has been translated into greater than 40 languages, Italian creator Valeria Parrella, and Nicolas Dauplé, the grandson of Ukrainian author Irène Némirovsky and custodian of her works.

The ultimate night on Thursday 21 July begins with the story of Man Booker Prize finalist, British novelist Deborah Levy, and continues with the tales of Mircea Cărtărescu, the premier Romanian-language novelist, and Rome creator Ben Pastor. The competition concludes with Premio Strega winner Antonio Scurati.

Located on the jap aspect of the Domus Flavia-Augustana, however at a top of about 10 metres under it, the Palatine Stadium was constructed by Emperor Domitian within the late first century AD.

All Letterature occasions are freed from cost however should be booked prematurely, topic to availability. The occasions start at 21.00, with entry to the Palatine Stadium from 20.30.

For full particulars together with programme see web site.

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