The writer Dacia Maraini, at the University of Valencia talking about her book on Pasolini

  • Press Office
  • February 22nd, 2023
Poster of Dacia Maraini's event

The italian writer Dacia Maraini is visiting today Wednesday (22) and tomorrow Thursday (23) the University of Valencia to present her latest works and to dialogue with the audience. On Wednesday, the appointment at the Mayor College Rector Peset will be at 7 p.m. and the conference will start with the presentation of “Dear Pier Paolo”, a book dedicated to Pasolini (2022). On thursday she will present “Novels and Shorts Stories” (Meridiano Mondadori, 2020). It will take place at 12 noon in the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Comunication`s Hall. The event will be conducted by the French and Italian Philology`s Professor Carlos de Miguel.

Very active in cultural and civic life, most of Dacia Maraini`s works have been inspired by her life experiences and her travels around the world. According to her, writing and travelling are forms of illness and therapy, which allow her to “look from a distance and, possibly, see the things better”. In her works she is constantly interested in the living conditions of women and the problems of childhood. She has received numerous important awards, such as the Campiello (1990), the Strega (1999) and the Campiello to the trajectory (2012).

Some of her works translated into Spanisch are “The Long life of Marianna Ucria” (Seix Barral, 1995) ”The train of the last night” (Galaxia Gutenberg,2013), “Clara de Asis. Praise of disobedience” (Altamarea 2021) and “Happy body, Women, revolutions and a lost son” (Altamarea, 2019).