Opening of the festival with Björn Larsson
presented by Luca Crovi


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As has become traditional, the festival begins with a conversation with its guest. The conversation will be hosted by writer and journalist Luca Crovi, who will present to the public the Swedish writer Björn Larsson and his multifaceted universe, in which his numerous passions – writing and literature, travelling and sailing – are always intrinsically related to the world that surrounds him.


Further information and unpublished material are included in the monograph which accompanies the festival: an interview with writer Luca Crovi and Emilia Lodigiani, original works by Katia De Marco, Yvon Le Men, Paolo Lodigiani and the previously–unpublished Le mie fini del mondo (My Ends of the World), which Björn Larsson has kindly made available to Dedica.


Dedica a Björn Larsson, edited by Claudio Cattaruzza is on sale (price €5.00) during the course of the festival or from this site.


Luca Crovi
rock music critic and radio speaker, presented the popular programme Tutti i colori del giallo on Italy’s Radiodue for nine years. Since 1993 he has been an editor for the Sergio Bonelli Editore publishing house. His published essays include Delitti di carta nostra: una storia del giallo italiano, Tutti i colori del giallo (Marsilio). In collaboration with Stefano Priarone he published a series of monographs including Mister Fantasy. Il mondo segreto di Tolkien (Passigli) and Stephen King. L’uomo vestito di incubi. He wrote the rock thriller Tuttifrutti with Seba Pezzani. Some of his stories were published in the Misteri and Anime nere series. With Franz Campi he produced the musical thriller anthology L’assassino è il chitarrista and, with Claudio Gallo, Cuore di tigre in the style of Emilio Salgari. For the series I Corsivi del Corriere della Sera Crovi published Il giro del mondo in giallo and Gli incubi di Stephen King. In 2015 he edited the noir female murder anthology Il cuore nero delle donne. Otto storie di assassine for Guanda. Since 2015 he has edited the weekly show Giallo Naviglio for Radio Popolare. As a screenwriter, he has created comic strips from stories by Andrea G. Pinketts, Joe R. Lansdale and Massimo Carlotto.

Saturday 11 March, 16:30

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi

Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2

Free admission