The Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm will host an evening dedicated to literature with an exceptional guest of honour: at 6 p.m. on 23 August Claudio Magris will present his latest book “Non luogo a procedere”. Claudio Magris, the winner of the Strega Prize in 1997 and the Kafka Prize in 2016, will have a chat on his new book, in English, with Mikael Timm. The book has been published in the Swedish translation by the Forum publishing group. Mr Magris, a writer, Germanist and Senator of the Italian Senate (in the 12th Parliament), first taught German literature at the University of Turin and later at the University of Trieste. Having drawn the attention of literary critics in 1963, when he was still very young, with the publication of an expanded version of his doctoral thesis entitled “Il mito Absburgico nella letteratura austriaca moderna” (The Habsburg Myth in Modern Austrian Literature), he was among the first to revalue the Jewish literary production in Central European literature with “Lontano da dove. Joseph Roth e la tradizione ebraico-orientale” (1971). His masterpiece, “Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea” (1986), consecrated him as one of the greatest Italian contemporary writers and won him the Bagutta Prize in 1986. He later won the Strega Prize in 1997 with his novel Microcosms and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in 2004. In 1999 he was conferred the Chiara Lifetime Achievement Award and the Giuseppe Acerbi Literary Award, Special Prize for Essay Writing.