Jewish Italian Authors of the 20th Century - Alain Elkann

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Alain Elkann, born in New York in 1950, is a distinguished Italian novelist, intellectual, and journalist, who has written extensively about the Jews in Italy, their centrality to Italian history, and the relation between the Jewish faith and other religions. He writes regularly for "La Stampa", "Lo Specchio", "Nuovi Argomenti", "Capital", "Amica", "Panta" and other newspapers and magazines. He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010, was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in December 2009, and received the Medaille de Vermeil from the Académie Française in November 2010.

Alain Elkann visited the Institute and held a lecture on 'Jewish Italian Authors of the 20th Century' on 14 June 2012. The event was organised in conjunction with the Department of Italian at University College London.

The event was reviewed by L'Italo Europeo (Italian only). Please click here