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Professor Buranello to interview award-winning writer Giuseppe Conte

April 19, 2011

Professor Robert Buranello

It isn’t often that the acclaimed Italian author and poet Giuseppe Conte visits the U.S. – so it’s a rare treat to have him here to present a free talk and reading as part of Chapman University’s John Fowles Literary Series at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25 in the Henley Reading Room of  Leatherby Libraries.

And the next day, Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m., Conte continues his Southern California tour at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles, where he’ll appear “In Conversation” with Robert Buranello, Ph.D., the Paul & Marybelle Musco Professor of Italian Studies at Chapman.  Dr. Buranello recently translated Conte’s novel I personaggi dei romanzi futuri (Angelina’s Lips) (Guernica, 2011).  There will be a light reception, and copies of the novel will be available for signing.

The Istituto is at 1023 Hilgard Ave. in Los Angeles – RSVP to rsvp.iicla@esteri.it by April 22.  Discounted valet parking will be available at Palomino Restaurant with IIC validation.   Conte’s L.A. appearance is made possible by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, Com.It.Es LA (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero), Chapman University and the UCLA Italian Club.

Author Giuseppe Conte

Conte contributes to several Italian newspapers and magazines, and lectures at universities around the world.  He is one of the best-regarded Italian poets since the 1970s, and his collections of poems include L’Oceano e il Ragazzo (1983) and The Seasons, winner of the 1988 Montale Prize.  Among his other novels are The Third Officer in Command and The Adulteress.

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