László Krasznahorkai, considered by critics the most important living Hungarian writer, and Antonio Scurati, the great author of M and other extraordinary novels and essays, winner of the main literary prizes, will inaugurate the fifteenth edition of Incroci di Civiltà, the International literature festival in Venice, conceived and organized by the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with the Venice Foundation and the Municipality of Venice, and with the support of Marsilio, Fondazione Musei Civici, Eni, Ca’ Sagredo Hotel and AVA. The Festival returns in spring version a few months after the November 2021 edition, which represented the return to face-to-face meetings between authors and the public in a succession of fascinating conversations and debates. Intersections of civilizations will bring together in Venice, in various prestigious locations, 31 authors representing 22 countries around the world. Particular attention will be given to international relations, especially cultural ones, as well as to the issues of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
The Cesare De Michelis Prize, awarded by a jury chaired by Teresa Cremisi, publisher and currently president of Adelphi, will be presented by Luca De Michelis, CEO of Marsilio Editori, to the Indian publisher Naveen Kishore, founder of Seagull Books, a publishing company in the field of arts and media focusing on theatrical, cinematographic, artistic and cultural studies. The Award, in fact, is a recognition reserved for the Publisher who, on the international scene, has been able to develop editorial projects that have distinguished themselves for quality, innovation and the ability to promote cultures from all over the world. Great closing event with Werner Herzog: in 1962, at a very young age, he began his career as a film director, becoming one of the most important authors of world cinema. He is also the author of highly refined literary texts including Trails in the Ice, The Conquest of the Useless and the recent Twilight of the World. Talking with the director will be Flavio Gregori, director of Incroci di Civiltà.