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Launch of the new internet website dedicated to Italian books in the world



Launch of the new internet website dedicated to Italian books in the world

Treccani - the Italian Institute of Enciclopedia, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Center for Books and Reading at the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association, presents New Italian Books: a website in Italian and English promoting Italian publishing, language and culture in the world.

New Italian Books aims to support Italian publishing worldwide. It offers reading suggestions, in-depth analyses and interviews on the latest release of Italian books, information on prizes and contributions to translations, as well as a database for publishers, authors and translators.

The website is a new useful resource for all Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Institutes, Italians abroad and literature lovers.

A press conference to mark the launch of the website will be held on 11 June at 11:30 (Italian time) and it will be available online on the Facebook page of Treccani:

The Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marina Sereni, will address the event with introductory remarks, followed by the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Lorenzo Angeloni, the Director of Treccani, Massimo Bray, the President of the Center for Books and Reading, Romano Montroni, and the President of the Italian Publishers Association, Ricardo Franco Levi.

An online forum on the Italian publishing worldwide will take place following the press conference. It will be presented by journalist Cristina Faloci, with the participation of Helena Janeczek, winner of the Strega Literary Award 2018, and Federico Andornino, editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London).