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In Conversation with Italian Journalist Antonio Armano

Lunch Talk: Antonio Armano in conversation with Valentina Gosetti

Strand: Translation and Criticism

Speaker(s): Antonio Armano, Dr Valentina Gosetti

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:45 to 14:00; Seminar Room 3, St Anne's College

Conversation with Antonio Armano, a cultural journalist and a writer. He was the editor of Saturno, and he regularly contributes to Italian national newspapers and magazines, including Il Fatto Quotidiano, and Treccani.it. He is the author of Maledizioni. Processi, sequestri, censure a scrittori e editori in Italia dal dopoguerra a oggi, anzi domani (Aragno 2013, BUR, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Viareggio prize in 2014.

This lunch conversation was held in Italian and English and focused on the contemporary history of censorship in literature, mainly after WWII, which is also the subject of Antonio Armano’s book. This is a history that goes beyond the Italian context, and that Italy shares with many other western countries.