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Reading Europe: Italy

In a special edition of the programme, Mariella Frostrup explores contemporary literature from Italy and talks to those on the inside of the Italian literary scene.

In a special edition, Mariella Frostrup explores contemporary literature from Italy, what Italians are reading and why. She talks to author Francesca Melandri about her novel Eva Sleeps which has just been translated in to English. Anglo Italian crime writer Nadia Dalbuono, Milanese publishing guru Francesca Cristoffanini and Professor Guiliana Piera from Royal Holloway University of London. They explore the literary dominance of Italian Crime, the importance of regional themes in literature and the world wide phenomenon of Elena Ferrante.

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Read the opening chapter of Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri, Translated by Katherine Gregor

Eva Sleeps: Chapter 1 by Francesca Melandri, Translated by Katherine Gregor

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Francesca Melandri
Interviewed Guest Nadia Dalbuono
Interviewed Guest Francesca Cristoffanini
Interviewed Guest Guiliana Piera

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