Venice welcomes Douaihy
“Crossroads of Civilization“ is the name given to the annual Venetian International Literary Festival that annually brings many writers from around the world for four days of immersive discussion. This year’s edition will be held from the 13th until the 16th of April 2011.
The festival occupies some of the city’s most prestigious locations, from the Auditorium Santa Margherita, Teatro Malibran to Querini Stampalia Foundation, Cinema Giorgione, AteneoVeneto and Casino. Even the extraordinary Palazzo Ducale and Punta della Dogana lend their amazing spaces to host some of the events.
32 writers participate to this event, among whom: Antonia S. Byatt, Theo Angelopolous, Petros Markanis, the eminent noble prize winner V.S. Naipal, the “enfant terrible” of contemporary fiction Etgar Kenet and Wladin Kaminer, the Italian best sellers Gianrico Canofiglio and Alessandro Piperno, the courageous Croatian narrator Dubrarka Ugnesic, and our very own Jabbour Douaihy, author ‘June Rain’, widely acclaimed in Italy when published a year ago by Feltrinelli.
Jabbour Douaihy and the Italian journalist Gad Lerner will be in a talk with Elisabetta Bartuli and Emanuela Trevisan Semi in Italian and French, on April 14th, at 4:00, at the Casino Ca’ Vendramin Calergi. Both guests were born in Lebanon, Douaihy in Zgharta in 1949; Lerner in Beirut in 1954.