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Writers. Great authors discussing their times.

On Monday 23 May, the EUI Library and the Florentine bookshop Todo Modo, will host three authors to discuss the role of the intellectual.

19 May 2022 | Event

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On Monday, 23 May 2022 authors Natasha Solomons, Claudio Giunta and Pieter M. Judson will explore three different ways of addressing the reader and three narrative contexts, in a conversation taking place at Palazzo Buontalenti, headquarters of the EUI School of Transnational Governance.

Join them as they will discuss how to deal with fiction in historical novels, culture supplements and how to talk about books, and historical research in the development of the European identity.

The event, chaired by EUI Library Director Josep Torn Poch, will be held in English and is open to all.

Doors open at 18:30 CEST; no registration is required.

Natasha Solomons is a British author born in 1980. Her novels include Mr Rosenblum’s List, The Gallery of Vanished Husbands, The House at Tyneford, published by Frassinelli in Italy.

Claudio Giunta is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Trento and a member of the Associazione di cultura e politica “il Mulino”. He writes for the newspaper “Il Sole-24 Ore”, “Il Foglio” and for the website of the magazine “Internazionale”. His books include Le alternative non esistono. La vita e le opere di Tommaso Labranca, Il Mulino 2020; Togliatti. La fabbrica della Fiat (con Giovanna Silva), Humboldt Books 2020; Ma se io volessi diventare una fascista intelligente? L’educazione civica, la scuola, l’Italia, Rizzoli 2021

Pieter M. Judson holds the Chair in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History at the European University Institute in Florence. He is considered one of the lead experts in the history of the Habsburg empire.

Last update: 19 May 2022

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