I do speak to people who aren't called Sarah, so I'm grateful to my friend Michelle for bringing this event to my attention - it's the launch of the wonderful sounding book, Venice Is A Fish.
Here's a bit about the event:
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Opening times: 7pm
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London.
Organised by: ICI
In collaboration with: Serpent’s Tail
Tickets £5. Free for our members but booking essential on 020 7396 4406
And here's a bit about the book:
This is not just another book on Venice, but quoting Erica Jong, ‘…A gorgeous tribute to one of the strangest and most beautiful cities on earth. Was it Henry James or Mary McCarthy who said, “There is nothing new to say about Venice”? Tiziano Scarpa has proved them both wrong.’
And the people involved:
Tiziano Scarpa reads passages from Venice is a Fish and talks about the book and the city with Michelle Lovric.
Tiziano Scarpa is a poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. His novels including Eyes on the Broiler and Western Kamikaze and his radio play Pop Corn received international acclaim.
Michelle Lovric is the author of three historical novels set in Venice. Her third novel, The Remedy, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for fiction.