Tehran (IP)- The Italian embassy in Tehran held a reading event with the Italian magazine “Internazionale” and the Iranian “Na Dastan” on Thursday, at the residence of the ambassador. The event featured short stories of Iranian contemporary literature published in the latest issue of Internazionale magazine.

Iran PressIran News: The event, held in hybrid format, was attended by Mohammad Tolouei, Iranian journalist and writer, director of "Na Dastan," Francesca Gnetti, editor of the Middle East section of "Internazionale," as well as translator Giacomo Longhi, writers Ali Khodaei, Mahsa Mohebali, Bita Malakooti, Alieh Ataei, Arash Sadeghbeigi, photographer Mozhde Noormohammadi, and cartoonists Meysam Barza and Rambod Khanlari.

"The stories published by Internazionale are very different from one another," Ambassador Giuseppe Perrone said in his introductory remarks, "but they all have a common thread in their focus on the daily life of ordinary Iranians. The individual experiences of each of the writers and their main characters appear intertwined in their narrations, poems, and photographs through time and space, so as to bring the reader closer to contemporary Iran," Ambassador Perrone concluded. 

The reading event is part of a series of initiatives by the Italian embassy in Tehran on Italian and Iranian literature to highlight the historical, literary ties between the two countries.

This year the rich program of activities by the embassy, as far as literature is concerned, will include the celebration of Italian writer and intellectual Pierpaolo Pasolini on the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, as well as many other workshops, translation competitions, screenings, and readings on various authors both Iranian and Italian.


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