Making a Fire | Live podcast by Nicola Lagioia
In collaboration with Lucy. Sulla cultura
In a time destabilized by climate change, war, social injustice, what is the role of literature? Fundamental to some, ignored by many, the literary narrative is actually still, in the 21st century, one of the most powerful and exciting cognitive tools available to humankind, as is the cinema. Nicola Lagioia traces in one hour the history of the written (and oral) word used as sentimental education and the possibility of liberation. From the time of Homer to that of Chat Gpt.
Nicola Lagioia was born in Bari, Italy in 1973. From 2017 to 2023 he directed the Turin International Book Fair. He directs the multimedia culture magazine Lucy. He is among the authors and hosts of Pagina 3, the cultural press review of Radio Rai 3. He was first a selector and then a juror at the Venice International Film Festival. He has worked for several publishing houses. With minimum fax he published Tre sistemi per sbarazzarsi di Tolstoj (2001), and with Einaudi Occidente per principianti (2004), Riportando tutto a casa (2009. Premio Viareggio-Rèpaci, Premio Vittorini, Premio Volponi), La ferocia (2014. Premio Strega, Premio Mondello) and La città dei vivi (2020, Premio Alessandro Leogrande, Premio Bottari Lattes, Premio Napoli). For Chora Media he is the author of the podcast The City of the Living. He writes in several newspapers, including the dailies La Repubblica and La Stampa. His books are translated in 20 countries.