The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Dublin will host a meeting with Domenico Starnone, a Neapolitan-born writer of international renown, next 6 April. He was born in 1943 and has written several books that have inspired various Italian contemporary film directors. On his books, Daniele Lucchetti based “La Scuola” (“School”), Gabriele Salvatores “Denti” (“Teeth”) and Riccardo Milani “Auguri Professore”, just to mention a few. He comes from a long background as a secondary school teacher and he has contributed to the cultural columns of the daily newspaper Il Manifesto. He won the Strega Prize with “Via Gemito” in 2001 and released his latest novel “Scherzetto” in 2016. The meeting with the author will be introduced and moderated by Enrica Maria Ferrara, a professor of Italian literature at Trinity College and at the IIC in Dublin. Mr Starnone has also published numerous essays on Italian and comparative literature in specialised magazines and collective volumes. His latest book focuses on the cross-fertilisation between narrative and theatre plays in the work of Calvino, Vittorini and Pasolini.