After two sold-out editions, FILL Festival of Italian Literature in London is back with its biggest edition yet, in the Victorian spaces of the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill. FILL is an international festival of literature and ideas with a curated line-up of speakers from different backgrounds, award-winning authors and exciting new voices. Italian, British, European, and international authors and thinkers discuss literature and politics, migration, translation, contemporary culture, and the big issues of our time.
The programme of FILL 2019 includes author Rachel Cusk in conversation with Strega Prize winner Edoardo Albinati on the frontiers of the contemporary novel; philosopher Donatella Di Cesare and Turkish journalist and activist Ece Temelkuran addressing the future of democracy; The Guardian's Gary Younge with director Agostino Ferrente in a dialogue between journalism and cinema, London and Naples; Oscar-winning Asif Kapadia on the myth of Maradona; stand-up comedian Francesco De Carlo with his show on Brexit; authors Alberto Prunetti and Anthony Cartwright discussing social class; a reading performance inspired by "witchcraft" with radio presenter Loredana Lipperini and poet Rebecca Tamàs, and more.
FILL is organised in collaboration with British Council and with a network of partners.