Presentation of the new book by Atiq Rahimi
hosted by Paolo di Paolo
with the participation of Atiq Rahimi
Presentation of the Crédit Agricole Friuladria “Una vita per la Scrittura” Award to Atiq Rahimi.
By writing his memories and reflections, and sometimes, instead of using words, using letters and drawings, Atiq Rahimi has created an intimate and poetic story, a sort of meditation on what remains of our life after losing the land of our childhood and facing exile. Rather than a biography, this work, which will be published in Italy to coincide with the Dedica festival, is a sort of wandering narration which weaves together a variety of sentiments, words and writings.
Paolo Di Paolo
Paolo di Paolo was born in Rome in 1983. His first book was Nuovi cieli, nuove carte, which was a finalist in the Premio Calvino for original works. He has since published numerous books, including Ogni viaggio è un romanzo. Libri, partenze, arrivi (2007), Raccontami la notte in cui sono nato (2008), Dove eravate tutti (2011, Premio Mondello and Premio Vittorini), Mandami tanta vita (2013, finalist in the Premio Strega) and Una storia quasi solo d’amore (2016), Tempo senza scelte (2016), Vite che sono la tua. Il bello dei romanzi in 27 storie (2017) as well as children's books such as La mucca volante (2014, finalist in the Premio Strega Ragazze and Ragazzi) and Giacomo il signor bambino (2015, Premio Rodari).
He also writes for television and the theatre, and is a contributor to Italy's "la Repubblica" and "L’Espresso".
in collaboration with
Tuesday 13 March – 08.45 pm
Pordenone – San Francesco Convent