Italian literature is enjoying a new wave of young and talented writers. They are translated and read all over the world. Bozar brought the three most talented of them together for a unique encounter. The evening is presented by Ine Roox, journalist of De Standaard.

According to The Times Niccolo Ammaniti (1966) is “the Italian word for talent”. His first novel, I'll Steal You Away, was long listed for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I'm Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages. In 2012 Me and you was adapted to screen by Italian Oscar winner Bernardo Bertolucci.

Silvia Avallone (1984) is an Italian poet and novelist. Her prizewinning first novel Swimming to Elba-published in Italy as Acciaio- is a sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy. The novel was adapted to screen and was translated in 22 countries.

Paolo Giordano (1982) is the author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages and adapted to screen. He is the youngest person ever to win Italy’s prestigious literary award, the Premio Strega. Giordano has a PhD in particle physics and is now a full time writer. He lives in Italy. This fall his second novel The Human Body will be published in English translation.