Italian writer Gianrico Carofiglio. Photo courtesy of The event organizers
Gianrico Carofiglio, one of Italy's best-selling authors, will meet book lovers in Hanoi on October 15 to release the official Vietnamese translation of his novel "The Past is a Foreign Country."
Gianrico Carofiglio, 51, was an anti-Mafia judge in the Italian city of Bari. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organized crime and human trafficking. He is now a member of the Italian Senate.
His debut novel, "Involuntary Witness", was published in 2002 and translated into English in 2005 by Patrick Creagh, published by the Bitter Lemon Press and has been adapted as the basis for a popular television series in Italy.
Carofiglio won the 2005 Premio Bancarella award for his novel "Il passato è una terra straniera" (2004), which was translated into English as "The Past is a Foreign Country" in 2007. It has been translated in Vietnamese as Qua khu la mien dat la.
His other works include "Non Esiste Saggezza" (There is no Wisdom - 2010) and "La Manomissione Delle Parole" (The Manipulation of Words 2010), both have yet to be published in English.
The event, co-organized by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam and the Nha Nam Culture and Communications Company, is part of the 2012 Italy-Vietnam Program.
Taking part in the meeting will also be Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, Lorenzo Angeloni, and young Vietnamese writer Di Li, who is now an instructor of English-American Literature and English-American Culture at the College of Commerce and Tourism, Hanoi.
Di Li, 34, whose real name is Nguyen Dieu Linh, is one of the best-selling authors in Vietnam and has recently been known as a writer of crime-thriller novels. Her works include "The Waltz of Hell" (2007), "Red Flower Farm" (2009), "7 Days in the Desert" (2009), "The Babel on the Moon Fall" (2010), "The Bronze Mirror" (2010), "The Black Diamond" (English copy - 2012), and "Red Coral" (2012).
The event is due to begin at 5 p.m. at the Trung Nguyen Creative Space, 52 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.
Further information about the Italian writer can be obtained at www.gianricocarofiglio.com.
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