SAN FRANCISCO - Dear Friends of the Istituto, We are delighted to announce that author Paolo Giordano will be introduced by Ottavia Bassetti in what promises to be a lively and engaging discussion of the author's book, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers."
You may also want to read an interesting review by Gianluca Cordinaldesi in the San Francisco Examiner.
Amelia Carpenito Antonucci
Meet the Author: Paolo Giordano
Paolo Giordano's debut novel received the Premio Strega 2008 and has already become an international bestseller that has been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide.
A coming-of-age novel about two lonely children who had traumatic incidents in their childhood, "Mattia and Alice emerge like ice sculptures against a human backdrop that the author animates, but which the characters themselves don't treat as real." - Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review
"Mesmerizing.... [Giordano] works with piercing subtlety. An exquisite rendering of what one might call feelings at the subatomic level."
-The New York Times
"Seductive and unnerving. A-." -Entertainment Weekly
"Giordano's passionate evocation of being young and in despair will resonate strongly with readers." -USA Today
Giordano will appear at the Italian Cultural Institute in conversation with Ottavia Bassetti to discuss the novel.
Ottavia Bassetti has a background in scientific communications and spearheaded the first online archive for the daily Corriere della Sera. She developed the US chapter of FAI (Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano) and is currently working with Arizona State University and the Giovanni Bassetti Foundation to develop an award for responsible innovation. She has authored a number of publications, including a series of interviews with Nobel Prize recipients. At the Italian Cultural Institute.