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Primo Levi’s "Complete Works" at the 16th National Book Festival in Washington D.C., 24 September 2016

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    The international stage will open with a special tribute to Primo Levi, with Ann Goldstein, the translator of Complete Works.

    An extraordinary roster of writers, poets and artists will participate in the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Many of America’s – and the world’s – most distinguished and best known authors will discuss and sign their works in the nation’s largest free book festival. For the second consecutive year, the festival will offer an international stage, featuring writers from many nations. This stage will open with a special tribute to Primo Levi, the Italian scientist and Auschwitz survivor who became an exemplary voice of conscience after World War II. The panel, which begins at noon, will feature Primo Levi’s translator, Ann Goldstein of the New Yorker, as well as New Yorker cultural critic Adam Gopnik, and will be moderated by Michael Abramowitz of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. With the participation of Alessandro Cassin of Primo Levi Center. A Q&A session with the audience will follow the presentation.

    The panel will be introduced by a short film on Primo Levi by multimedia artist Cynthia Madansky, using little know archival images and footage provided by the Digital Library of the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi, Archivio Patrizia Antonicelli, Archivio Ebraico Terracini, Leo Levi Family, Archivio Serafino, Fabrizio Salmoni, "La Stampa", Fondazione Fossoli, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and RAI Teche.

    The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. Over its 16-year history, the National Book Festival has become one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States.

     

    Primo Levi at the National Book Festival
    Library of Congress, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC
    September 24, 12 PM

    In collaboration with Primo Levi Center (New York) and the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.

     

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