Nicola Lagioia, Italy’s most critically acclaimed contemporary novelist, won the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award, with Ferocity. His novels have also won the Volponi, Straniero, and Viareggio literary awards. In 2010, he was named one of Italy’s best writers under 40. He is a jury member of the Venice Film Festival and the program director of the 2017 Turin Book Fair. Lagioia is a contributor to Italy’s most prominent culture pages. He was born in Bari, and lives in Rome. Ferocity is his English-language debut.

Supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Toronto, San Francisco) and Europa Editions.

Events Nicola Lagioia was involved in

  • Around the World

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    For an hour and a half you will be transported to three continents and nine countries with readings by our visiting international authors.


  • Relate and Reflect

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM

    Join Nicola Lagioia, Rachel Manley, Eduard Márquez and Jean E. Pendziwol as they read from their latest works.


  • EUNIC @ IFOA New Literature from Europe

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Encounter Italian author Nicola Lagioia, David Machado from Portugal, Immanuel Mifsud from Malta and French novelist Sylvain Prudhomme, and discover today’s European literature’s rising generation.