The winners of the Bauer awards Ian McEwan and Eugenia Rico open the Incroci di Civiltà festival on Wednesday 4 April at the Goldoni Theater.
Twenty-five authors from all over the world will meet in Venice at the international literature festival Incroci di Civiltà. Nobel prize winners, known and emerging writers dialogue with each other and with the audience in an exchange of cultures and visions; a debate on current issues with testimonials from the contemporary literary arena.
The festival opens on Wednesday 4 April at 5pm with the Bauer Prize award ceremony for the English writer Ian McEwan and the Young Bauer award ceremony for the Spanish Eugenia Rico.
Ian McEwan is the author of many novels, short stories and screenplays such as Children in time, Atonement and the most recent The Children Act and Nutshell published by Einaudi.
Defined by Luis Sepúlveda as one of the most original voices in Spanish fiction, Eugenia Rico, who published the novel Gli Amanti in Italian, is one of the most innovative Spanish speaking writers in recent decades. After the Goldoni Theater she will be on Saturday 7 April at 11:45 am at the Querini Stampalia Foundation, where she will go into details in her novel genre, defined as interactive and European.
Born in Oviedo in 1972, Eugenia Rico has chosen to live in Venice together with her family. For Eugenia Venice “is a city that transforms, a source of inspiration in the beauty of its conformation and in the density of the history it contains”.
Journalist for El País, she was also the first Spanish writer to be welcomed into the University of Iowa’s residence for writers and her short story Waste, published in California, was a finalist for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in the United States. Courageous and free, she has received numerous awards, including the Azorìn Prize, the Primavera Prize, the Ateneo de Sevilla Prize, the Llanes Prize and the Scholarship of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome entitled to Valle-Inclàn.
Eugenia Rico was one of the protagonists of the Venezia Creatrici Di Futuro project at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a series of video interviews with women who have made a difference in the world of art and culture.
Women, love, freedom: Eugenia Rico in her Creatrici Di Futuro interview.
Photo by @alamachere
Incontro con le scrittrici Eugenia Rico e Liliana Nechita