Based on the eponymous crime novel, set on the Roman coast, “Suburra” is Netflix’s first Italian Original Series, a new entry in the increasingly lively scene of export-oriented Italian TV shows (Gomorrah, anyone?). In this exciting panel discussion, novelists Giancarlo De Cataldo and Hanif Kureishi will discuss Suburra, the relationship between literature and screen adaptions, and the imaginative power of contemporary TV series.
Giancarlo De Cataldo is the author, with Carlo Bonini, of the crime story Suburra (published in English by Europa Editions). He is also the author of the bestselling novel Romanzo Criminale, an essayist, the author of numerous TV screenplays, and a judge on the circuit court of Rome.
Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels, story collections, plays, screenplays, and essays. In 2008, he was awarded a CBE for his services to literature. The Times included him in their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. His latest novel is The Nothing (Faber, 2017).
Chair: Suzi Feay is TV and radio critic for the Financial Times and was literary editor of the Independent on Sunday for 11 years. She is a member of the Authors Club and heads the Books section of the Critics Circle.