From May 18th to May 22nd, 2017 Lingotto Fiere will house the much awaited Turin International Book Fair. This year’s edition is maybe the most important one so far, and not only because the event reached its 30th anniversary, but mostly because it is the first one since its administrative breakup with Milan (where a very similar rival festival was created last year).
The 2017 edition is entitled ”Oltre i confini” – ”Beyond the boundaries” and wishes to address current issues such as geo-political and economic confinement, immigration, technological advancement and its effects.
Among the most noted guests, authors such as Richard Ford, Daniel Pennac, Annie Ernaux, Jonathan Lethem, Luis Sepulveda, Amitav Ghosh and many others. Moreover, this year the festival will spread outside its traditional spacial ”boundaries”, too, and will literally take over the city, with many additional events making Turin much more colourful these days: from reading shows on hot-air balloons or on submarines and featuring Jules Verne novels, to new takes on established fiction such as John Steinbeck’s ”Grapes of Wrath” by courtesy of none other than Alessandro Baricco. Mostly in Italian, but there will definitely be something for the English-only speakers, since there is a special panel called ”Another Side of America”.
WHERE: Lingotto Fiere, via Nizza, Turin
WHEN: from May 18th to May 22nd, 2017; every day from 10 am to 8 pm (after 8 pm, the Fair turns Off and continues with other events, concerts and meetings throughout the city)
HOW MUCH: full fee €10,00