In-person presentation with authors Enrico Rotelli, R.O. Kwaon and Elaine Castillo – MAY 25 | 6:00 pm
How can we, in Italy, talk about the new literature of the United States of America? And has Italy always been so attached and attracted to it? In L’America è un esperimento: Scrittori e storie degli Stati Uniti, Enrico Rotelli meets more than twenty of the most talented contemporary US authors, from Yiyun Li to Michael Chabon, Maaza Mengiste to Andrew Sean Greer, as well as writers of another generation such as Erica Jong and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Pulitzer Prize-winners, Poet Laureates and new voices, all confronting one another from different points of view on the hopes, misfortunes, struggles and hypocrisies that literature is called to grasp and address.
In this event, Enrico Rotelli will speak about his book with two of the most brilliant representatives of new US literature: R. O. Kwon (author of The Incendiaries and co-editor of Kink) and Elaine Castillo (author of America Is Not The Heart and the forthcoming How to Read Now).
Co-presented by Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival.
The event will take place at the IIC’s new location: 710 Sansome St., San Francisco