CULTURE The Turin International Book Fair Honors Primo Levi

turin book fairBy Rossella Tercatin

The Turin International Book Fair took place between May 9 and May 13, 2019.

Many events were devoted to honor the centennial from the birth of the Turin-born writer and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi.

The 2019 edition of the Fair had been at the center of a controversy because a Fascist-leaning publisher had booked a stand there. Several speakers announced they would no longer attend the event until the stand of the publisher was revoked.

Among the hundreds of events, the Fair featured a lecture by Holocaust survivor Halima Birenbaum.

A special issue of Pagine Ebraiche was distributed at the fair.