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Apr
22
II Revetlla de Sant Jordi — Pregó de la Lectura de Sant Jordi
Biblioteques de Barcelona, Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Pregó de la Lectura de Sant Jordi. Enguany, anirà a càrrec de l'escriptora Donna Leon que conversarà amb el periodista Óscar López sobre els valors de la lectura i sobre el conjunt de la seva obra.

Donna Leon (Nova Jersey, 1942) va estudiar a Perusa i a Siena, va treballar com a guia turística a Roma, com a redactora de textos publicitaris a Londres i com a professora d'anglès en diverses escoles nord-americanes d'Europa i d'Àsia. Des del 1981 viu a Venècia, dedicada a les seves dues grans passions: l'òpera i la literatura. Experta en música barroca, és la productora i consultora artística de la companyia d'òpera Il Complesso Barocco. Es reconeix amant dels clàssics Henry James, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare i, sobretot, de la novel·la negra, gènere al qual ha dedicat la seva activitat creativa. Les seves novel·les tenen com a protagonista el commissario venecià Guido Brunetti.

El pregó de la lectura es va celebrar per primera vegada l'any 2003 amb la presència de Quino. Des d'aquell any han estat pregoners José Saramago, Martí de Riquer, Emili Teixidor, Antonio Tabucchi, Alessandro Baricco, Bernardo Atxaga, José Luís Sampedro, Josep Maria Castellet, Raimon i Albert Sánchez Piñol.

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Es prega confirmar l'assistència a l'adreça de correu electrònic: protocolbcn@bcn.cat o al telèfon 93 402 73 54

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Event location: Saló de Cent, Ajuntament de Barcelona

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Aug
20
Donna Leon's Venice: A Tale Of Two Cities
Morning Edition, Monday, August 20, 2007 at 0am

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Donna Leon has lived in Venice for about 30 years. She was a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College-Europe in Italy, and then a professor at the American military base of Vicenza. She stopped teaching to concentrate on writing and other cultural activities, especially Baroque music.
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