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Torino 2024 Celebrates the Beauty of German Literature

by | Mar 28, 2024 | News

The Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, set to unfold from May 9th to May 13th, 2024, will shine a spotlight on the elegance and depth of the German language. In a unique collaboration orchestrated by Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the guest of honour program for this year’s market is dedicated to German literature, aptly named “Literature Parade: Guest Language German.”

Taking residence in the Oval Pavilion within the Lingotto Congress Center, the German Language Pavilion will span an impressive 170 square meters. Embracing the principles of sustainability, the pavilion’s design adheres to the ethos of reduce, reuse, and recycle, in line with the book-fair’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

At the heart of the program lies a celebration of the diverse narratives and themes woven into the fabric of German literature, as showcased through Italian translations. From explorations of identity and family dynamics to reflections on memory, migration, and environmental sustainability, the curated selection of books promises to offer visitors a multifaceted literary experience.

Among the highlights of the event is the “Poetry at 12” program, featuring daily readings by acclaimed writers, with promotional support from Rome’s Casa di Goethe Museum. Additionally, the invaluable contributions of translators, bridging the gap between German and Italian readers, will be acknowledged through an exhibit titled “The Invisible Author.”

The program’s inauguration will be marked by a vibrant “Read Parade,” featuring a musical chariot procession, with esteemed authors such as Veronica Raimo, Chiara Galeazzi, Vincenzo Latronico, Tom Müller, and Anja Kampmann leading the literary revelry.

 

As the German Language Pavilion opens its doors to visitors, it invites them on a journey through the captivating realms of German literature, where stories unfold, voices resonate, and cultures converge in a celebration of the written word.

 

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