Opening of the festival with Atiq Rahimi
presented by Fabio Gambaro


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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 Fabio Gambaro, who will introduce the public to Atiq Rahimi and his multi-faceted cultural universe, in which his passion for writing, literature and the visual arts are always perfectly in tune with his origins and the world which surrounds him.

Further information and unpublished material are included in the monograph which accompanies the festival: an interview with the writer conducted by Fabio Gambaro, an original essay by Tahar Ben Jelloun and an unpublished work written for Dedica by Atiq Rahimi, Le mie parole in pegno.


Dedica a Atiq Rahimi, edited by Fabio Gambaro and Claudio Cattaruzza, will be on sale for €5,00 during the course of the festival or can be ordered on this website (Books Section).


Fabio Gambaro
Fabio Gambaro is an essayist and cultural correspondent in Paris for several major French and Italian newspapers and magazines (“la Repubblica”, «L’Espresso», “Le Monde”).
As a careful observer of the social and cultural scene in modern Italy, Gambaro has written numerous essays, including Neoavanguardia (1993), Colloquio con Edoardo Sanguineti (1993), Surrealismo (1996), Dalla parte degli editori (2001) and L’Italie par ses écrivains (2002), published in France, in which writers such as Umberto Eco, Vincenzo Consolo, Claudio Magris, Rosetta Loy, Andrea Camilleri, Alessandro Baricco and Bruno Arpaia discuss their personal reflections in order to help the reader to discover the real Italy. In 2015 he published  L’amico scrittore, which he wrote with Daniel Pennac. Since November, 2016, Gambaro has been Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.

Saturday 10 March, 16:30

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi

Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2

Free admission