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Seven Authors, Seven Translations


Seven Authors, Seven Translations

The Italian Cultural Institute in London presents a series of online talks with Italian writers newly translated – or soon to be translated – into English, in conversation with Katherine Gregor.

Which Italian authors’ latest works can we read in English translation now? What are their books about?
“Seven Authors, Seven Translations”, a selection of writers and novels, offers a possible answer to these questions: every week the Italian Cultural Institute in London will share on its Vimeo channel an interview with a different author talking about their work, in English, lasting approximately 20’.
Historical novels, anarchists, autofiction and detective stories. Award-winning writers and new stories. We invite you to explore an amazing narrative landscape.

For more information please visit the Institute’s website or its Vimeo channel.

Katherine Gregor is a Norwich-based translator of fiction, non-fiction and plays from Italian, English and some Russian. She also writes plays, fiction and a column on

The seven authors and their novels:

Helena Janeczek
The Girl With the Leica is published by Europa Editions, translated by Ann Goldstein
Wednesday 16 September

Rosella Postorino
The Women at Hitler’s Table is published by Harper Collins, translated by Leah Janeczko
Wednesday 23 September

Marco Balzano
I’m Staying Here is published by Head of Zeus, translated by Jill Foulston
Wednesday 30 September

Paolo Giordano
Heaven and Earth is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, translated by Anne Milano Appel
Wednesday 7 October

Gianrico Carofiglio
The Measure of Time will be published in March 2021 by Bitter Lemon Press, translated by Howard Curtis
Wednesday 14 October

Caterina Bonvicini
The Year of Our Love will be published in May 2021 by Other Press, translated by Antony Shugaar
Wednesday 21 October

Valeria Parrella
Almarina will be published in July 2021 by John Murray, translated by Alex Valente
Wednesday 28 October

… and an extra interview to be announced soon.