The new bilingual portal that promotes Italian publishing, language and culture in the world will be with us until the end of this season, and invites us on a journey through different books, in different parts of Europe with one thing in common: Italian literature. Starting from Lyon and its literary festival, to Poland and its many Italian books translations, to Germany with guidance from writer Mario Desiati.
NewItalianBooks is a project by the Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) the - Centro Per il Libro e la Lettura (part of MiBACT) - in collaboration with the - Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE) - , aimed at Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Institutes, Italians abroad and all literature lovers.
Photo By Emily Levine
On 2 July, ICI London Director Katia Pizzi illustrated the project, together with Paolo Grossi (MAECI), who presented the portal and the recent extraordinary measures taken by the Directorate-General for the Promotion of the Sistema Paese MAECI in support of the publishing sector.
Then, the Directors of ICI London, Paris, Madrid and Munich interviewed each a representative of the publishing business in the respective country: Katia Pizzi spoke to Ka Bradley (Granta Books); Fabio Gambaro (Paris), to Liana Levi (Liana Levi Edizioni); Laura Pugno (Madrid) to Luis Solano (Libros del Asteroide); and Francesco Ziosi (Munich) to Piero Salabè (Hanser Verlag).
They discussed Italian publishing abroad, the relationship between Italian and foreign publishers, the plans for new Italian books to be published abroad, and the prospects of use of the portal newitalianbooks.it
The opening speeches and the interview from London are in English while the following contributions will be subtitled in English.
Watch on Treccani's Fb page (www.facebook.com/treccani). It is also possible to watch from the FB page/website of the other Institutes or from the AIE website (www.aie.it) and from the “Centro per il libro e la lettura” (www.cepell.it).