2018 Edition

fill - Festival of Italian Literature in London

Saturday 27 October 2018

Saturday 27 October, 13:45, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 5
Black words, black worlds
with Igiaba Scego, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Marianne Tatepo

The inclusion and representation of black voices in the literary and cultural world is a prominent theme, in different ways, both in Italy and UK.

Saturday 27 October, 14:15, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
The politics of translation
with Vincenzo Latronico, Sophie Collins

When we translate a novel or a poem, we’re also translating a country, a tradition, the society in which this text was formed.

Saturday 27 October, 16:00, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 5
The fascist paradox
with Paolo Berizzi, Joe Mulhall

Neofascist groups are popular on social media and enjoy media exposure. In Italy, they are invited to tv talk shows, have their own fashion brand, and are even allowed to …

Saturday 27 October, 16:30, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
The story of now
with Ali Smith, Olivia Laing, Walter Siti, Fabio Deotto

Literary writing works on a different time scale than the tumultuous flow of news that we live in. How can a literary story, taking months or years in the writing, try and …

Saturday 27 October, 18:15, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 5
Make Margaret Atwood fiction again. On feminist dystopias
with Veronica Raimo, Sophie Mackintosh

In the last couple of years, TV series like The Handmaid’s Tale and a wave of new bold literary fiction have brought the feminist dystopia genre to the forefront of the literary debate.

Saturday 27 October, 18:45, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
Postcards from reality
with Michela Murgia, Ben Okri

How can writers engage with the reality of their country, beyond easy clichés or postcard-like visions? In this conversation, award-winning author Michela Murgia talks about …

Saturday 27 October, 20:15, Coronet Theatre – Bar. Free
DJ set
with Giovanni Coppola

Join us in the atmospheric theatre’s bar for a special DJ set.

Saturday 27 October, 20:30, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 5
Wretched strangers
with Caroline Bergvall, Giovanna Coppola, Livia Franchini, Ariadne Radi Cor, George Szirtes, Jane Yeh

An exclusive poetry performance featuring authors from Wretched Strangers, a poetry anthology that marks the contribution of innovative foreign-born writers to UK’s poetry culture.

Sunday 28 October 2018

Sunday 28 October, 11:30, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 18 / £ 12 students and concessions
Translation workshop
with Vincenzo Latronico

A special workshop with translator Vincenzo Latronico. This workshop will focus on English-to-Italian translation.

Sunday 28 October, 12:00, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
Italy. Europe. The age of nationalism?
with Donald Sassoon, Lorenzo Marsili, Annalisa Piras

Is there a way to fight the resurgence of nationalism? A panel discussion about politics in Italy, in Europe, and the dark force that seems to increasingly connect them.

Sunday 28 October, 14:30, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
Detecting violence
with Lorenzo Pezzani, Matteo de Bellis

How can we investigate some of the most controversial incidents of our times? Forensic Oceanography – the affiliate group of Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture – is an independent research agency that …

Sunday 28 October, 15:00, Coronet Theatre – Studio. £ 5
London as a second language
with Xiaolu Guo, Saleh Addonia, Vanni Bianconi

Three authors born outside of the UK, each with a different background, discuss what it means to become a Londoner.

Sunday 28 October, 16:45, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
Long live the European novel
with Nicola Lagioia, Mathias Énard, Catherine Taylor

The old good European novel used to be full of cosmopolitan and experimental characters, obsessed with Mitteleuropa and exile. Things have changed quite a bit …

Sunday 28 October, 19:00, Coronet Theatre – Auditorium. £ 5
My brilliant novels… and TV series
with Eva Ferri, Lisa Appignanesi, Haydn Gwynne

We celebrate the upcoming international release of the TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s work with a stage reading and a conversation with special guests.

Sunday 28 October, 20:20, Coronet Theatre – Bar. Free
DJ set
with Francesco Nerini

Help us bring the curtain down on FILL 2018 while we celebrate with a DJ set.