VIOLENCE: Andrea Tarabbia & Fabio Bacà

Saturday 22 April 2023, 14.30 -15.45
Coronet Theatre, Studio, £7/£8 concessions

‘Violence’ is something that now lurks invisibly in European societies; something hidden which we consider far from our daily lives and linked to an experience of the past. We encounter it in the media but we never assume that it really affects us. Yet it is there, hiding beneath the quietness of everyday life, always ready to explode. 

Andrea Tarabbia and Fabio Bacà are two novelists who have explored the vast spectrum of human emotions through their characters and stories, particularly considering how violent acts come to be. Both novelists are well positioned to show how novels are, once again, the best tools to unearth the invisible and render it to us in a different perspective.

This event is in English.

Running time: 75 minutes including Q&A.


Andrea Tarabbia

Andrea Tarabbia was awarded a Ph.D. in Theory of Literature by the University of Bergamo. He published some fiction and non-fiction books. He won the Premio Campiello 2019 with the novel Madrigale senza suono (Bollati Boringhieri).

Fabio Bacà

Fabio Bacà is a journalist and novelist. His second novel, Nova (Adelphi), was a finalist of Premio Strega in 2022.


Emiliano Zappalà

Emiliano Zappalà recently completed a PhD at the University of Warwick with a thesis on engagement in contemporary Italian literature. He works as a teacher of Italian and collaborates with newspapers, publishing houses and literary blogs. He is one of the founders of the CPCC (Centre of Contemporary Poetry of Catania).