BESTSELLER/GIFTalks: Lisa Halliday
March 20, 6.30pm
Gonzaga in Florence, via La Pira 11/13, FlorenceImage via Vulture.com
In collaboration with TheFLR. The Florentine Literary Review, Gonzaga University in Florence is launching GIFTalks: Incontri con scrittori americani a Firenze, a new series of lectures from top international writing talent. First in the lineup is the Massachusetts-born, Milan-based Lisa Halliday, author of Asymmetry (2018), which The New Yorker called “a literary phenomenon” for both the way the story unfolds and the way it’s been received. In the publication’s words, Asymmetry—Halliday’s debut novel—is an event. It follows the story of twentysomething Alice, a young professional in publishing, who embarks on an affair with the much older author “Ezra Blazer,” against the backdrop of early-aughts world events. Entrance is free and the talk is in English with Italian translation; for information, see www.theflr.net/gif-lisa-halliday.
Note: ahead of the talk, Halliday will be at the Paperback Exchange bookshop (2-4pm, via delle Oche 4r) to meet readers and sign copies of her book.