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Another Dinner with Montalbano
Monday 12 March
Another Dinner with Montalbano

Partnership Event with Salvo’s Salumeria
montalbano and camilleri
During the past four Headingley LitFests, the Salumeria has hosted highly successful dinners with some of the greats of Italian literature - Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch. Last year, we moved on to a well-known character from modern times - the Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano, and it was an immediate sell-out! In 2018, by popular demand, we’re doing it again in an updated version, with Gigliola Sulis and Richard Wilcocks. Montalbano is played in television versions by Luca Zingaretti, pictured here with the man who wrote the novels - Andrea Camilleri. While working as a TV and stage director, he published the first of a long series of novels - La forma dell’Acqua (The Shape of Water) featuring the fractious Montalbano, who is part of the police force of Vigàta, an imaginary Sicilian town.

Montalbano’s adventures are wildly popular in Italy, where fans often talk and write about what he loves to eat - he is very demanding. This makes him the ideal focus of an event devoted to food and literature. You can relish the cooking and listen to Gigliola and Richard, who will talk about Sicily and Camilleri’s work, read extracts and draw attention to some of the featured menus.

7.00pm Salvo’s Salumeria, Otley Road
£20 from Salvo’s Book by phone 0113 275 8877 or online