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The International Book Fair of Turin becomes EXTRA

For the first time in its history, the Turin International Book Fair cannot be held in May, due to the Covid-19 emergency.

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Waiting to return to the usual role, in the autumn or as soon as possible, the Salone has worked on an extraordinary edition of the event dedicated to the victims of the virus, their relatives, the medical and paramedical staff who with self-denial and professionalism is saving many lives . A great moment of reflection and meeting, dedicated to the future of all of us.

From Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th May, on the Salone website and on social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) it will be possible to follow a rich program of live streaming events and interact with national and international guests who responded to the appeal launched by the working group of the Salone.

When the title of the 33rd edition, “Other forms of life”, was chosen months ago, the goal was to evoke the near future. Today this title proves to be a small prophecy. We are really living “life forms” that until a few months ago we could not have imagined. With this extraordinary edition, an online activity path will start that will accompany the great community of the Salone, publishers and readers, to the autumn edition: editorial presentations, columns of cultural study, and new formats for the digital story of the Salone and its projects.

It starts on Thursday 14th May with a lecture by Alessandro Barbero in connection with the Mole Antonelliana in Turin. The complete program will be available on in the next few days; among the many confirmed guests: Amitav Ghosh and the guys from Fridays For Future, David Quammen, André Aciman, Javier Cercas, Annie Ernaux, Salman Rushdie, Donna Haraway, Alessandro Baricco, Samantha Cristoforetti, Jovanotti, Vinicio Capossela, Myss Keta, Zerocalcare, Ocean Vuong, Jared Diamond, Paolo Cognetti with Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba, Catherine Camus with Roberto Saviano and Paolo Flores d’Arcais, Luciano Floridi, Roberto Calasso with Tim Parks, Chen Jiang Hong, Bernard Friot, Huck Scarry, Katherine Rundell, Paolo Rumiz, Mariangela Gualtieri, Paolo Giordano, Francesco Piccolo, Fabrizio Gifuni, Linus and many others.

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