Opening of the Festival with Hisham Matar
presented by Benedetta Tobagi

As has by now become traditional, the Festival opens with a conversation with this year’s guest. He will talk with Benedetta Tobagi, who will introduce the public to Hisham Matar and his cultural universe, in which a passion for writing, literature and poetry are so closely linked to his origins and the world which surrounds him.

Further details and unpublished material may be found in the Monograph created for the Festival: an interview with the writer conducted by Benedetta Tobagi, articles by Anna Nadotti and Gianluca Buttolo and two unpublished works by Hisham Matar written exclusively for Dedica: Il libro misterioso (A misterious book) and Non ricordo un’epoca in cui le parole non fossero pericolose (I do not remember a time when words were not dangerous).
Dedica a Hisham Matar, edited by Claudio Cattaruzza, will be on sale for € 8.00 during the course of the festival or can be ordered on the festival’s website shop.

Benedetta Tobagi
Benedetta Tobagi was born in Milan in 1977. After graduating in philosophy and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Bristol, she continued her research into the history of terrorism with a scholarship at the University of Pavia. She has worked as a radio presenter for RAI and collaborates with the daily newspaper “La Repubblica”. Between 2012 and 2015 she was a member of the Board of Directors of RAI. This was followed by a series of teaching projects on the history of terrorism for the “Lest we forget” network of archives. Her published works include Come mi batte forte il tuo cuore. Storia di mio padre (2009 and 2011), Una stella incoronata di buio. Storia di una strage impunita (2013 and 2019), La scuola salvata dai bambini. Viaggio nelle classi senza confini (2016) and Piazza Fontana. Il processo impossibile (2019).


Saturday 7 March, 16:30

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi

Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2

Event in presence cancelled

Re-proposed on November 21, 2020, 4:30 pm, online on the Dedica Festival YouTube Channel

Video also available in English