VIVA ITALIA: VIOLA DI GRADO
Viola Di Grado shot onto Italy’s literary scene with her novel 70% Acrylic 30% Wool, taking out the 2011 Campiello First Novel Award. Her subsequent novel, PEN Literary Awards finalist The Hollow Heart, has been similarly lauded for its originality and linguistic gymnastics, and mashup of the gothic with coming-of-age themes. Di Grado speaks with Jennifer Levasseur.
Please note the venue has changed to the Heartland Festival Room, Aotea Square, and differs from the print programme.