The relationship status between the average reader and literary novels is by now set on “complicated”. Novels fight for the attention of readers in an age of distraction, and reality has become such a mess that literary fiction seems to struggle to redefine its role. And yet, despite all this, the novel not only is still here – it is raising the stakes of its ambition. In this extraordinary conversation, two major and hugely talented novelists discuss how the way forward for the contemporary novel can be in the breaking of boundaries between different forms, exploring new forms of subjective narrative voice, and finding new radical ways to represent the male and female perspectives.
This event will be in English and partly in Italian with English translation provided.
Running time: 80 minutes.