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Celebrations for the Centenary of the birth of Leonardo Sciascia (1921-2021)

On January 28th 2021, starting at 3 pm (Italian time), live on the Facebook page of Treccani, the inaugural meeting of the National Committee of the Sciasciano Centenary will be held, chaired by Senator Emma Bonino.

Entitled “La patria di Sciascia” and conceived by the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia, the meeting includes greetings from Massimo Bray Director of the Italian Encyclopedia Institute, Dario Franceschini Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Marina Sereni Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Riccardo Nencini President of the Senate Culture Commission, Emma Bonino Senator and President of the National Committee, Francesco Izzo President Amici di Leonardo Sciascia.

Cristina Faloci, journalist at RAI Radio3, will coordinate the scheduled interventions: Jhumpa Lahiri, Writer, Princeton University, Paolo Squillacioti Philologist, CNR Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), Ricciarda Ricorda, Italianist, Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, Joseph Farrell Italianist, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Giuseppe Tornatore, Director and screenwriter, Rome.



  • Organized by: Amici di Leonardo Sciascia & 'Istituto della Encic
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