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      Montreal’s Blue Metropolis announces line up

      Mar. 28, 2013

      Earlier this week, the folks from the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival announced the line up for its fifteenth edition. Running from April 22 to 28, 2013, Blue Metropolis will feature writers from 15 countries in 200 events in six languages, including Italian.

      One of this year’s stars will be one of Italy’s best-known and best-loved writers, Erri De Luca, who will take part in a “Face to Face” discussion on Saturday, April 27 with host Eleanor Wachtel.

      Lia Levi, Italian author of The Jewish Husband, will be participating in a couple of Blue Metropolis events. On Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30PM, she will part of an Italian-language round table discussion with Gianrico Carofiglio and Martin Stiglio. The trio will discuss how an author’s personal story plays a part in his or her writing. Then on Sunday, April 28, at 5:00PM, Levi will discuss the research and inspiraration behind The Jewish Husband.

      On Friday, April 26 at 5:30PM, Italian crime writer and former anti-mafia judge Gianrico Carofiglio will discuss his crime novels with host Marianna Simeone.

      On the afternoon of Saturday, April 27, Quattro Books will kick off its 2013 season with a book launch. Hosted by Quattro Books’ John Calabro, the launch will feature a novel, a novella, poetry and fiction in translation.

      Guernina Editions will hold its Spring launch party on Sunday, April 28 at 5:00PM. Hosted by publishing partners Michael Mirolla and Connie Guzzo-McParland, the launch will feature readings by Veena Gorkhale, Nora Ikstena, Tony Nardi, and Goldie Morgentaler.

      On Thursday, May 2, at 6:30PM, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers will officially launch its newest anthology, Writing Our Way Home. Hosted by Italian professor, author and literary critic, Elena Lamberti, the launch will feature the anthology’s editors, Licia Canton and Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and focus on the bridging of Canada and Italy from both a literary and cultural perspective.

      For more details on the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, please visit

      Happy reading!

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