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Words around the World: Giacomo Sartori at Litquake Festival

  • Hotel Emblem 562 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Italian author Giacomo Sartori will be at San Fransciso’s Litquake Festival to discuss his novel I Am God, the outrageously funny diary of the Almighty’s existential crisis. Sartori will be in conversation with writer and translator Sara Marinelli. Sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation and co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, this event will also have coffee provided by Bluestone Lane. Free, with a $5–10 suggested donation.

The largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, LitQuake is a ten-day literary spectacle for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings.

Where: Hotel Emblem, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94102, USA

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:30

The novelist, poet and dramatist Giacomo Sartori was born in 1958 in Trento in the Alpine northeast of Italy near the Austrian border. An agronomist, he is a soil specialist whose unusual day job (unusual for a writer) has shaped a distinctive concrete and poetic literary style. He has worked abroad with international development agencies in a number of countries, and has taught at the Università di Trento. He was over 30 when he began writing, and has since published seven novels and four collections of stories as well as poetry and texts for the stage. He’s an editor of the literary collective Nazione Indiana and contributes to the blog

Sara Marinelli grew up in Naples, Italy, and lives in San Francisco. Her writing appears in New American Writing, Blue Mesa Review, Sparkle and Blink, and several Italian publications. She teaches Comparative Literature at the University of San Francisco, and hosts an Italian music show on KUSF.