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Cork World Book Fest- Il Bel Paese: Enjoy la bella Italia

CWBF 3As part of the 10th edition of the Cork World Book Fest,

Irlanda Italiana Cultural Association

is pleased to welcome Italian writer Giampaolo Simi to the Cork City Library, Grand Parade at 17.30 pm on Saturday 26th of April. A reading by this renowned Italian writer, in both Italian and English will be followed by an Italian buffet, including a large selection of regional foods and drink.

Enter the murky world of crime and murder as Giampaolo Simi presents his works to us in Cork.

Hailing from Viareggio and born in 1965, Giampaolo Simi has published several crime novels. The latest published ones include “Il corpo dell’inglese”, “Rosa elettrica” (both published by Einaudi Stile Libero) and “La notte alle mie spalle”, published by e/o. He is one of the Italian authors published by the Gallimard Série Noire.

In 2010 he won the award “Premio alla carriera Lama e Trama”. Giampaolo brings an Italian voice to an evening of readings, discussions and food to the Cork City Library.

About the Cork World Book Fest

The first Cork World Book Fest was held in Cork in 2005, when the city was European Capital of Culture. Since then, Cork World Book Fest brings books and reading to the centre of Cork life for four days each April; the highlight of this event is the street fair on the Saturday, with more than thirty stalls and street entertainment just outside the Central Library, on the Grand Parade. It is this ‘fair day’ atmosphere that distinguishes Cork World Book Fest from other literary events around Ireland.


We look forward to seeing you all at this  special event! 

The line-up for this year’s Cork World Book Fest is here. 

Cork World Book Fest

Cork World Book Fest


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