Born in Naples in 1950, Erri De Luca has written fiction, plays, translations and poetry. He has published over 60 books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. The famous Italian writer and author of worldwide successes like “Il peso della farfalla”, will be the guest of the Italian Institute of Culture in Santiago (Calle Triana 843, Providencia) where he will meet with the audience. The event, organised by the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Embassy, will be held on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Neapolitan author is scheduled to hold two lectures in Chile in which he will retrace the milestones of his literary career which began several years ago.
Fiction, plays, translation, poetry
Erri de Luca had his first contact with the world of literature when he was already 40 years old and published his first book in 1989. The title of the book was “Non ora, non qui” (1989) and it tells the story of his childhood. Since then he has become a prolific writer as novelist and essayist, poet and playwright. In slightly more than 20 years, from 1990 to 2009, he published 40 works including essays, short stories and novels, in addition to a collection of poems and four scripts for plays and opera performances. The Neapolitan writer will be introduced by Fabio Risa, professor of Italian Language and Literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago.