Meet the Writer

That a few chemists could write compelling Italian prose was made clear a number of years ago by Primo Levi. Piersandro Pallavicini follows on Levi's footsteps: a professor of Chemistry at the University of Pavia, he has published more than a dozen novels and short stories that won wide acclaim and include work translated in several languages, including German and English. The themes of his writings are diverse. The recent wave of Italian immigrants frorm the African continent is a powerful and recurring one.

Pallavicini will visit College and meet Volta students on Monday the 8th of October 2018 at 9.00 pm in the College lecture theatre. He will be introduced by Volta graduate member Federica Lupoli and he will take questions from students. His works include: Il mostro di Vigevano (1999),  Madre nostra che sarai nei cieli (Feltrinelli, 2002), Atomico Dandy (Feltrinelli, 2005), African Inferno (Feltrinelli, 2009), A braccia aperte (Edizioni Ambiente, 2010), Romanzo per signora (Feltrinelli, 2012), Una commedia italiana (Feltrinelli, 2014) and La chimica della bellezza (Feltrinelli, 2016).

The poster of the event can be downloaded here.  All College students are warmly invited to participate at this event of Freshers' Week 2018/19.

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