Italian Noir: Crime Fiction from Gianrico Carofiglio
Building on a long tradition of inviting the world’s top crime writers to Hong Kong, HKILF is pleased to cooperate with the Italian Cultural Institute to present best-selling author Gianrico Carofiglio, who turned to fiction and non-fiction after many years as a prosecutor, an advisor of the anti-Mafia committee in the Italian parliament and a senator. Compared to Philip Marlowe and John Grisham, Carofiglio is best known for the Guido Guerrieri series, featuring a contemplative hero with a discriminating taste for good food, described by the FT as “hard-boiled and sun-dried in equal parts.” Tonight he speaks with Giorgio Biancorosso (Professor, School of Humanities, HKU) about his latest novel, The Measure of Time, at once a tense courtroom drama and a tale of passion, and takes us behind the scenes in the fight against organised crime in Italy.
This event is co-organised with the Italian Cultural Institute and Italia Mia Festival.
Authors will appear virtually.
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Award-winning novelist Gianrico Carofiglio is the author of novels, short stories, essays, and the best-selling Guido Guerrieri crime series. His books have sold over six million copies and have been translated or are going to be translated all over the world.