GIULIA CAMINITO IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN VEJVODA
SAMSTAG, 30.09. 2023 / 17h00,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, SITZUNGSSAAL
The intertwining of personal experiences with historical events is a fact of life. And yet, it is easy to live completely divorced from the political and social dimensions of our existence. In a style that is at once classic and original, writer GIULIA CAMINITO recounts lives and history and ingeniously depicts the cleavage between personal and historical spheres. She connects generations, suburbs and cities, writers who are distant in time and politics; but she also conveys alienation in all its force. IWM Permanent Fellow IVAN VEJVODA discusses with the author some of the themes of her novels, such as colonialism and fascism, with a particular focus on contemporary Italy.
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Giulia Caminito was born in 1988 and lives in Rome. Her first novel La grande A (Giunti, 2016) won the Premio Bagutta Opera Prima, Premio Berto and Premio Brancati Giovani. She writes novels, short stories and children’s books. She published for Bompiani Un giorno verrà and L'acqua del lago non è mai dolce (winner of the Campiello Prize 2021 and finalist for the Strega Prize 2021). Her books are translated in over 20 countries. She writes for magazines and newspapers and also works in publishing.