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Munich “Literatur & Film” Fair – Gioacchino Criaco presents “Anime nere” (“Black Souls”)

Gioacchino Criaco, an attorney during his time off and a full-time writer, was born in Africo, in the province of Reggio Calabria. He writes for several newspapers and is the promoter of a project to upgrade the Aspromonte Mountains and the ancient hamlet of Africo, which was abandoned after the 1951 floods. The stories narrated in his novels, he tells us, are all fruit of his imagination. He will be the guest star of the event scheduled in Munich on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. (Stiftung Literaturhaus sala, Salvatorplatz 1). The meeting with the author is part of the “Literatur & Film” festival and will give him the opportunity to present his book “Anime nere” (“Black Souls”). It is Ciriaco’s first book. It was published by the Casa Editrice Rubbettino in 2008, and was immediately received with wide acclaim by both critics and the general public. The book was defined as “a breath-taking noir which burst out of the bowels of the Locride region”. Indeed, “Anime nere” traces the existential parable of three young children of the Aspromonte Mountains who, yearning to conquer a life different from the one that was handed down to them, undertake a path of lawlessness. The 45-minute meeting with the author, which will be moderated by journalist Christine Hamel, will be followed by a short break and, at 8:30 p.m., the screening of Francesco Munzi’s award-winning “Anime nere” (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH) based on Ciriaco’s thrilling book. The meeting with the author is organised  Folio Verlag, Stiftung Literaturhaus, in partnership with the Munich Filmfest and with the support of the Italian Consulate General and Institute of Culture in Munich.