“Italo Calvino – A Life” – Bristol Festival of Ideas hosts PUP authors this week


Michael Wood and Martin McLaughlin will be speaking about their much anticipated new collection of Italo Calvino’s letters, Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985  at the Bristol Festival of Ideas this Wednesday 3rd July. The editors of this wonderful volume will discuss how they first came across Calvino, how they met and why they decided to edit this volume, the importance of the translation in how we interpret the letters, the selection and editing process, what they had to leave out, and the writing and the man himself.

The event will take place at Watershed Waterside 3 in Bristol at 7:45pm on 3rd July. For more information, or to order tickets, please visit the Festival of Ideas website.


  1. would be interesting to read these letters, are they available in the bookstore yet

  2. “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
    ― Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature