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June 18, 2012
(06:00 PM )

A Conversation with GIORGIO FALETTI, Screenings & Readings

IMAFestival in collaboration with the Fondazione Cesare Pavese
 
This event is sponsored by Grana Padano and Ferrarelle
 
6:00PM Short Films Screening introduced by ELENA MARIA MANZINI (IMAFestival Committee Director)
“Insula” by Eric Alexander
“Senza Aggiunta di Conservanti” by Maria Tilli.
“Mexican Cuisine”, ‘Best Film’ Category winner. Director FRAN GUIJARRO will be present.
 

6:30PM Readings
“Straniera a casa mia”, ‘Best Short Story’ category winner. Author HEBA MADKOUR will be present.
An excerpt of CESARE PAVESE works.

7:00PM Conference “Writers & Translators. How a Bestseller becomes International." Featuring
GIORGIO FALETTI, writer
ANTONY SHUGAAR, translator
PIERLUIGI VACCANEO, Director of the Cesare Pavese Foundation
Moderator: ROSSELLA CANAVERI, writer and IMAFestival Committee Director
 
 
The conference is meant to spark discussion and encourage conversation about key issues regarding the dissemination of contemporary literature; unfortunately a rarely discussed topic especially regarding translation. Translators such as the great writer Cesare Pavese were once highly regarded, but today the importance of the role of the translator is rarely acknowledged or publicized. Everyone knows the name of at least a couple of international writers, almost nobody can name the translators of important works. This phenomenon is counterproductive to the whole literary world and the movement of novels, which, if not well translated, lose quality and essentially differ from the original book.