opening of the Festival with Maylis de Kerangal
conducted by Federica Manzon
PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO MAYLIS de KERANGAL
As is customary, the Festival will open with a conversation with the featured author. The talk will be conducted by writer Federica Manzon, who will introduce the audience to Maylis de Kerangal and her diverse cultural universe.
Further insights and content can be found in the monograph accompanying the festival: an interview with the writer conducted by Federica Manzon, writings by Lorenzo Alunni, Maria Baiocchi and Paolo Di Paolo and an unpublished story by Maylis de Kerangal for Dedica.
The monograph volume Dedica a Maylis de Kerangal, edited by Claudio Cattaruzza, is on sale (€10.00) during the event or on this website.
Author, born in Pordenone, she lives between Milan and Trieste. She is the author of the novels Come si dice addio (2008), Di fama e di sventura (2011), for which she won the Rapallo Carige Prize for women’s literature and the Campiello Selection Prize of the Jury of Literary Experts, La nostalgia degli altri (2017) and Il bosco del confine (2020). She edited the anthology I mari di Trieste (2015). She collaborates with various magazines and newspapers, and is editorial director of the publishing house Guanda.
PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO MAYLIS DE KERANGAL
In an official ceremony, the protagonist of Dedica 2023 receives the Seal of the City of Pordenone, a prestigious award conferred on “persons recognized for their extraordinary social, cultural and political achievements”.
Internationally-acclaimed personages awarded the City Seal during previous Dedica festivals include Amin Maalouf, Vassilis Vassilikos, Assja Djebar, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Anita Desai, Amos Oz, Nadine Gordimer, Paul Auster, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Cees Nooteboom, Wole Soyinka, Javier Cercas, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Luis Sepúlveda, Yasmina Khadra, Björn Larsson, Atiq Rahimi, Gioconda Belli, Paolo Rumiz, Mathias Énard.
The City Seal
Features an open door showing the river Noncello, with twin golden crowns overlooking it. The door symbolises the town’s importance as a harbour that guaranteed connection and trade with Venice and the Adriatic sea. The twin golden crowns point at the total judiciary sovereignty of the town.
The open door has now become the symbol of an open-minded town, eager to take part to cultural exchanges with the consideration and curiosity that every citizen must possess when approaching different cultures.
Saturday 18 March, 16:30
Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi
Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2