Bookcity 2017 invades Milan

Events, readings and exhibits all across Milan.

From 17 to 19 November, the new edition of Bookcity will fill Milan from the centre to the outskirts with events for and about writers, publishers and readers, 

Meetings, exhibitions, readings and dialogues will take place in schools, theatres, museums, book-stores, theatres, libraries, shops, private homes and public spaces, hospitals and jails.  Among the more surprising events will be a marathon reading of, and about, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Lutheran Letters, starting at 18.00 on Saturday and lasting until 12.00 the next day.

Even book fans who don’t wish to travel are likely to find events in their home neighbourhood.  There is a details programme on the festival website.  Updates are already appearing with tweets from #bookcity.

The festival will open on Friday 17 November with a public interview of French anthropologist Marc Augé by journalist Daria Bignardi.  Mayor Beppe Sala will award the author of Non-Places the keys to the city.

The close of this year’s edition will be marked by a homage to Umberto Eco, who opened the first edition of the festival in 2012, and who died in his adopted home of Milan in February 2016.