Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
3 6 Aprile 2019

Italian bibliography

Dopo la fuga, trad. di Umberto Gandini, EDT, 2018;

L’uomo superfluo. Saggio sulla dignità dell’uomo nell’età del capitalismo avanzato, trad. di Andrea Bianchi, Nutrimenti, 2014;

Il collezionista di mondi, trad. di Umberto Gandini, Ponte alle Grazie, 2007. 

Ilija Trojanow GERMANY

Saturday, 6 April — 4.00 pm — Auditorium S. Margherita Ca' Foscari


Ilija Trojanow was born in Sofia in 1965. In 1971, he fled from Bulgaria through Yugoslavia and Italy to reach Germany and claim political asylum for himself and his family. In 1972 he moved to Kenya and lived in Nairobi until 1982, with the exception of four years spent in Germany. He then lived in Paris, Munich for his university studies, Mumbai and Cape Town. He is currently living in Vienna, when he is not travelling. He is the author of novels, essays, and travel books which have been very successful in Germany and Austria and have been translated into more than 30 languages. Among his best-known works: Die Welt ist groß und Rettung lauert überall (1996), Der Weltensammler (2006) and Der überflüssige Mensch (2013). In 2018, he won the Ehrenpreis des Österreichischen Buchhandels für Toleranz in Denken und Handeln and the Vilenica International Literary Prize.

The event is fully booked. If you come to the venue 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the event, it is likely that there will be some seats available.

Ilija Trojanow and Melania Mazzucco will converse with


Rosella Mamoli Zorzi — Società Dante Alighieri

Luca Molà — University of Warwick


The conversation will be in English and Italian (simultaneous translation available); free admission, booking required.

This event is sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri and University of Warwick

In collaboration with Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati and EDT