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November 07, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Peninsula Hotel

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Telling the World: A Journalist and a Writer Discuss their Different Approaches to Reality

The event will be conducted in Italian.

Italian war journalist Francesca Borri will speak live from Afghanistan, with Gianrico Carofiglio, an Italian best-selling novelist and former anti-Mafia prosecutor.

The event starts at 5:00pm. Mrs. Borri will speak from 5:30 pm while Mr. Carofiglio will start at 7:00 pm.

The event is presented by Mrs. Lucia Esther Maruzzelli (founder of La Biblioteca Italian Library) and is moderated by Professor Giorgio Biancorosso (Professor, School of Humanities, HKU).

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L’evento si svolgerà in lingua italiana.

La giornalista di guerra italiana Francesca Borri parlerà, in diretta dall’Afghanistan, con Gianrico Carofiglio, romanziere di best seller italiano ed ex procuratore antimafia.

L’evento inizierà alle ore 17:00. L’intervento di F. Borri è previsto per le 17:30; l’intervento di G. Carofiglio per le 19:00.
L’evento è presentato da Lucia Esther Maruzzelli (fondatrice de La Biblioteca Italian Library) ed è moderato dal Professor Giorgio Biancorosso (Professor, School of Humanities, HKU).

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Organized by Italian Cultural Institute & HKILF / In collaboration with: The Peninsula & La Biblioteca Italian Library

Authors will appear virtually.


Featuring (click on author names to read more)

Francesca Borri, Italy 1980, is a war reporter.

A specialist of International Law, she moved to the Middle East in 2007 as human rights adviser. She switched to journalism in 2012 to cover the Arab Spring, and mainly, Syria. She writes for the weekly of La Repubblica, and in agreement with Palestinians, for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest newspaper.

She is currently based in Kabul.

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.