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“The Caravaggio Syndrome“ by Alessandro Giardino


The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to invite you to the international book launch of The Caravaggio Syndrome (Rutgers UP, 2024) by Alessandro Giardino, in conversation with Christopher Di Raddo, author of The Geography of Pluto (Véhicule Press, 2014)

Friday, May 10 2024, 5:30pm
Free admission
Librairie n’était-ce pas l’été
6792 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3C7
Event in English

Alessandro Giardino is Associate Professor of World Languages, Cultures & Media at Saint Lawrence University, N.Y. Born in Naples, he studied at the University of Bologna, UC Berkeley, and McGill University. He has written extensively about Caravaggio’s cultural circles, as well as Italian and French literature.

The Caravaggio Syndrome is his first novel. After several reprints in Italy, the novel is finally available to English-speaking readers around the world!

 The Caravaggio Syndrome; comments from readers:

A luminous and very powerful story.”

~Elena Favilli, founder & editor-in-chief of Rebel Girls and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

The Caravaggio Syndrome is the dramatic convergence of five characters in two different centuries, beautifully weaved together. It is a book about love, resistance, escape, and solitude.”

~Dalal Mawad, CNN Senior Producer, award-winning journalist, and author of All She Lost

Alessandro Giardino has written a genre-expanding novel sure to please artists, philosophers, Italophiles, and anyone who simply loves a good story.”

~Christopher Castellani, Los Angeles Times and New York Times bestselling author of Leading Men: A Novel

For further information, see:

The Caravaggio Syndrome. A Novel (Rutgers University Press)