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Why Do I Write: Meet Italian Writer Dacia Maraini



Why Do I Write: Meet Italian Writer Dacia Maraini

Why Do I Write

Meet Italian Writer Dacia Maraini


February 28th at 6 pm

Italian Cultural Institute

500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450





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The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is proud to host one of the most important Italian writers of the last decades, Dacia Maraini.
Maraini will be in the United States for a series of lectures in various universities throughout the country and will also come to the Institute for a talk which will consist in a few considerations upon female writers and the reasons why she writes.

Dacia Maraini was born in Fiesole, Tuscany, to Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta, a Sicilian artist and art dealer, and Fosco Maraini, a Florentine ethnologist, writer and mountaineer.
Her first novel, La vacanza (The Vacation), was published in 1962 followed in 1963 by her first bestseller, L’età del malessere (The Age of Malaise).
During a five-decades-long career she has written twenty novels as well as a number of essays, theatrical plays, movie scripts and much more.
Maraini's work focuses on women's issues, social issues and, as she was born into a family of globetrotters, traveling is also an important part of her life and writing.
She has won, among others, the most prestigious Italian literature awards, Campiello and Strega. Her books have been translated in twenty-two languages and some of her bestsellers — such as Storia di Piera (Piera’s Story), L’età del malessere (The Age of Malaise), La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa (The Silent Duchess), Voci (Voices), and Memorie di una ladra (Memories of a Thief) — were turned into successful movies.

Free and open to the public



Data: Mar 28 Feb 2017

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Ingresso : Libero


Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan, #1450