Friday, April 1, 2011

John Fowles Center Presents, Erri De Luca, Apr.4

The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. This year's 2011 literary series is devoted to Italian authors. On Monday, April 4, Erri De Luca!

Erri De Luca, defined as “the writer of the decade” by Corriere della Sera literature critic Giorgio De Rienzo, once worked as a truck driver, a mason and a blue collar at the Fiat factory. Now De Luca is better known for his bestselling novels, his first being published in 1989, Non ora, non qui (Not now, not here). Many more books followed after that and were translated and published in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, USA, Brazil, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Greece and Lithuania. De Luca is self-taught in several languages including Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish and currently lives in a remote cottage in the countryside of Rome.

Time: Monday, April 4, 7:00 PM
Location: Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries
Contact: Tracey Swan
Phone: (714) 532-6026

Coming up ...
April 11: Paoloa Giordano
April 25: Giuseppe Conte
All the events begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Henley Reading Room on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries. The readings and lectures are free and open to the public.

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