In the context of the Eastwest Forum, we asked Francesca Bria how it came about that a talent groomed in the European institutions who later established herself in Europe's (almost former) financial capital, was noted by Barcelona and not by her compatriots… until today…
The former president of the United States, who is 71, looked a little weary but nevertheless stately and still has that magical knack of attracting attention regardless of what he says. We spoke to him right after he addressed 3000 young people at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
«They drive each other, they keep pulling each other in different directions and yet they came together all the time, like the yin and the yang». Cordial and approachable in person as much corrosive and immediate in his works, Texan writer Joe R. Lansdale is speaking about Hap and Leonard, couple of investigators created by him, protagonist of a series of stories and novels – including the new book Rusty Puppy, published in Italy by Einaudi, and the next, Jackrabbit Smile –, one of the crowing points of a wide and eclectic production.
In our exclusive interview with Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu clearly admits that relations with Europe have been strained of late. And he explains who should shoulder the blame for the recent break up with Berlin.
«We used to ask ourselves often: how do we have to act? Now question is just: who are we?». The American writer Paul Beatty, winner in 2016 of «National Book Critics Circle Award» and «Man Booker Prize» for his novel The sellout – in Italy his books are published by Fazi Editore – is speaking about identity crisis of an America today ruled by President Donald Trump.
«The populist revolt is justified and also inevitable in a democratic society». One of very few to have predicted Trump's rise, American journalist-analyst Andrew Spannaus explores in his new book, La rivolta degli elettori. Il ritorno dello Stato e il futuro dell'Europa (Mimesis Edizioni), socio-economic reasons that led to formation of current populist movements.
An Eritrean priest who helps migrants in North Africa reach safe ground. Father Mussie Zerai, before being ordained a priest, was himself a migrant. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and included among Time’s most influential figures in the world, he tells his story and how he too crossed the sea.