Wednesday 28 September 2016 ore 18:30 - ore 20:00

Stregati al MAXXIAntonio Pennacchi

This event is part of YAP FEST 2016
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free
In collaboration with the Fondazione Maria e Goffredo Bellonci

Three seminars with readings and reflections of the craft of writing.

One of the most prestigious and sought-after Italian literary prizes that for almost 70 years has inflamed cultural passions and debates, for some writers the Premio Strega has represented the consecration of a long career while for others it has acted as a powerful launching pad. Three prize-winning authors – Edoardo Albinati, Antonio Pennachi and Alessandro Piperno – talk about themselves through readings and reflections on the craft of writing, in the light of that formidable watershed that winning the prize has represented for them.

The guest of honour in this second seminar in the series Stregati al MAXXI is Antonio Pennacchi. The winner of the Premio Strega in 2010 with the novel Canale Mussolini, in 2015 he published Canale Mussolini. Parte seconda (both with Mondadori). The author will be talking to Stefano Petrocchi about his approach to writing, about the relationship between literature and history and about the difficulty of narrating a great family saga.

Antonio Pennacchi, a manual worker until he was 50 years old, was born in 1950 in Latina, where he still lives. He won the Premio Strega in 2010 with Canale Mussolinipublished by Mondadori. His novels Il fasciocomunista (2003), the basis for the film Mio fratello è figlio unico, and Mammut (2011) and the short stories Shaw 150. Storie di fabbrica e dintorni (2006) are also published by Mondadori. He is also the author of Fascio e martello – Viaggio per le città del Duce (Laterza 2008), Palude (Dalai 2011), Camerata Neandertal (Baldini & Castoldi 2014), Storia di Karel (Bompiani 2013). He contributes to «Limes».