Saturday 17 November 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00

On occasion of the 2018 edition of Bookcity, the British Council Milan, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages of Milan University, will host the editors of Evelyn Waugh’s complete works

Author of celebrated novels such as Brideshead Revisited - often successfully adapted for the screen - Waugh was a polymath – novelist, graphic artist, journalist – who offered a unique narrative for the lost England of the interwar period.

Since 2013 Martin Stannard, author of a successful two-volumes biography of Waugh, has been leading a project (funded by the AHRC) in collaboration with the Humanities Research Centre (Texas), the British Library, the Brotherton and Bodleian Libraries and the universities of Milan and Oxford aimed at the publication of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh (published by Oxford University Press). 

On occasion of the Bookcity event Martin Stannard (University of Leicester), Sharon Ouditt (Nottingham Trent University), Simon James (University of Durham), Rebecca Moore (University of Leicester) and Roger Irwin (Oxford) will discuss several aspects of Waugh’s creative achievement and his reception in Italy with Giovanni Iamartino and Sara Sullam (University of Milan), and Ottavio Fatica, author of the latest translation of Brideshead Revisited (Bompiani 2009).

During the two weeks preceding the event, the British Council will host an exhibition of materials related to Waugh’s Italian fortune.


  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • University of Leicester
  • Oxford University Press
  • Bookcity Milano
  • Fondazione Corriere della Sera
  • Humanities Research Center, Texas
  • The British Library
  • The Bodleian Library
  • The Brotherton Library
  • The Huntington Library
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