Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Luca Piola

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Thu, April 06, 2023

13:00 – 14:30

Venue tbc
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

(NYU FLORENCE community-only)

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi‘s most recent book, Silence and Silences, FSG, 2021, paper, Picador, 2022,  pulls her onto new ground. Narrating fragments, she creates new causes and effects. “It is like discovering a phosphorescent rich sea, still unnamed, waiting. …It is not just about courage, but about the courage of clarity itself… .” Alexandra Johnson, The Hidden Writer.

Moderated by Elisa Biagini, NYU Florence

Event open to NYU Florence community-only.

(Photo Credit: Luca Piola)

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Wallis Wilde-Menozzi


Wilde-Menozzi has lived in Parma for more than 40 years. Mother Tongue, An American Life in Italy, was reissued in 2020, with an introduction by Patricia Hampl. The Other Side of the Tiber, FSG, 2013; Toscanelli’s Ray, a novel, Cadmus Editions, 2014; L’Oceano e’ dentro di noi, Moretti e Vitali–a collection of essays from literary journals, Granta, Kenyon Review, Agni, translated into Italian; School for Pears, poetry, are among her books.  She teaches across Europe and the US. Her students range from nonfiction masters candidates at Columbia University to Nigerian women in Parma waiting for their papers.