Bringing independent publishers to the country's capital, in one of the most cutting-edge architectural designs in Europe. After last year's great success last year with over 100,000 attendees, the national small and mid-sized publishing fair Più libri più liberi is back at Fuksas's La Nuvola in the EUR district.
The cultural event, now at its 17th edition, boasts 545 exhibitors, 650 events and over 1,200 authors. After the official inauguration on Wednesday 5 December at the RAI Literary Café, the event in the capital starts with the ambitious aim of promoting a new humanism, understood as a sense of solidarity between people and respect for human beings, their rights and dignity.
Numerous Italian and foreign authors have been invited to take part. From Michael Dobbs, the creator of the House of Cards trilogy, who on Friday at 7pm introduces his new work The Lords' Day together with Stefano Feltri, to Andrea Camilleri, the guest of honour on Sunday, again at 7pm, for the presentation of the book by Salvatore Silvano Nigro La funesta docilità.
Several events on important current affairs and politics are also scheduled, such as those on Wednesday with Ilaria Cucchi (4:15pm) and the mayor of Riace, Mimmo Lucano (5:30pm) and with the editors of the main Italian newspapers, from Mario Calabresi to Luciano Fontana, including Marco Damilano who, on 9 December at 4:30pm, will discuss race laws with Senator Liliana Segre.
The 17th edition of Più libri più liberi boasts 545 exhibitors, 650 events and over 1,200 authors
Amongst the most eagerly-awaited presentations are those by the comic artist Zerocalcare on the show dedicated to his work, Digging Ditches – Feeding Crocodiles at MAXXI in Rome until 10 March 2019, and, for children, that by Ermanno Detti on Thursday at 11:30am, on his book L’assalto al cielo. Il ‘68 spiegato ai ragazzi .
Photography also has a significant presence. Do not miss the date on Saturday 8 December at 4pm with Sanne De Wilde on his The Island of the Colourblind project, a trip to an atoll whose inhabitants are affected by achromatopsia, an eye condition that causes colour blindness. On 9 December at 4pm there will be a presentation by Loulou D’Aki's work Make a Wish which looks at the hopes and dreams of young people in the Middle East.
Filippo Timi on stage in Rome and Perugia
The Umbrian artist stars in the theatre with Un cuore di vetro in inverno of which he is the author, director and actor. A journey within oneself to overcome one's fears
Zerocalcare at MAXXI in Rome
Rome’s temple of contemporary art houses the comic artist’s first personal show. With autobiographical comics, collective projects and a site-specific drawing.