The Incroci di Civiltà Literature Festival is back from 29 March


Javier Cercas, prominent Spanish writer and columnist, and Nicola Lagioia, writer, radio host, and director of Turin’s International Book Fair, will inaugurate the sixteenth edition of Incroci di civiltà, the International Festival of Literature in Venice, on Wednesday 29 March at 5 p.m. at the Auditorium Santa Margherita. The festival was conceived and organised by Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with the Fondazione di Venezia and the City of Venice, and with the support of Marsilio and the Fondazione Musei Civici.

"The programme is the result of work that began in 2021 and Incroci is back to being the Festival it always was," announced the Festival Director, Flavio Gregori. "It is an intense programme, made special by the live presence of so many authors. This year we are widening the range of “crossroads” offered by the festival with a music event: a concert by Mariza, the most important fado singer in the world, who will take the stage on Wednesday 29 March at Teatro Malibran in Venice.

The festival will host 26 authors from more than 15 countries, in dialogue with several Ca’ Foscari faculty members. A rich web of ideas that will span across nations, cultures, and people, to tackle major issues of our time and hopefully suggest different perspectives and inspire new ways of thinking.

A special focus this year will be on identity, racism, and on the relationship between the individual and others in a variety of contexts. Environmental sustainability has run as a theme through all the recent editions and keeps being a prominent topic.

Please visit the festival’s official website for the complete programme and for the links to reserve your seat at individual events: .