Jonathan Coe will open the 2019 edition of 'Incroci di Civiltà'

The 12th edition of Incroci di Civiltà (Crossroads of Civilizations) will open with a very special guest: English writer Jonathan Coe, author of The House of Sleep, The Rotters' Club and Middle England, a state-of-the-nation novel on Brexit. Coe will inaugurate the international literary festival on Wednesday April 3rd, from 5.30 p.m. at the Carlo Goldoni Theatre.

Keeping up the tradition of the Festival, the 2019 edition will host both well-known and up-and-coming writers, who will engage in a series of presentations and debates focused on contemporary literature from all over the world. 

From April 3 to 6, 2019, Venice will welcome 28 writers from 19 countries: UK, China, Russia, Iceland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Jamaica, France, USA, Lithuania, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Chile, Switzerland, Iran and Norway. 

Internationally acclaimed novelist Daniel Pennac, the mind behind unforgettable literary characters like Benjamin Malaussène and The Fairy Gunmother, will close this edition of the Festival, on Saturday April 6th, at the S. Margherita Auditorium. 

For more information visit the Incroci di Civiltà website.

All dates are free entry. Places must be booked online on, starting from Thursday March 21st, 12 a.m. (bookings will close two days before the selected event)