Mon, November 14, 2022
18:00 – 19:30
SALA DA BALLO
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia
The event will be hosted and moderated by co-directors Perri Klass and Larry Wolff.
FOREIGN CORREPONDENT, HONORARY FELLOW OF ST. CATHARINE'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
John Hooper has been a foreign correspondent for over 30 years and has reported from more than 50 countries for, among others, the BBC, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal. He is currently The Economist’s Italy and Vatican correspondent.
His book, The Spaniards: A portrait of the new Spain, won the 1987 Allen Lane award for a best first work of history or literature. He later published two expanded and revised versions under the title of The New Spaniards. His The Italians, published in 2015, has been a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. From 2017 to 2022 Hooper was a lecturer at Stanford University’s campus in Florence. He is an honorary fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.
TRANSLATOR AND SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETER
Anna Kraczyna was born and raised in Florence by American artist parents. She is bilingual and bicultural, and has dual American and Italian nationality. She owes her surname to her Russian émigré grandparents. Following a long and successful career as an international fashion model, which took her to live in Milan, Paris and New York, Kraczyna returned to her native Florence where she graduated in Italian Literature from the University of Florence. She is a simultaneous interpreter, as well as a translator from English into Italian and vice versa. Kraczyna lectures on Italian language, literature, and culture at American universities and colleges in Florence. She has taught at the campuses in Italy of Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence College.