Monday 6 March
Dinner with Montalbano
Luca Zingaretti and Andrea Camilleri
During the past three LitFests, the Salumeria has hosted highly
successful dinners with some of the greats of Italian literature -
Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch.
This time, we move on to a wellknown character from modern times - the Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano, 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. The series is written in Italian but with a substantial sprinkling of Sicilian phrases and grammar.
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 Sulis and Richard Wilcocks, who will talk about Sicily and Camilleri’s work, read extracts and draw attention to some of the featured menus.
Partnership Event with Salvo’s Salumeria
7.00pm Salvo’s Salumeria,
£15 from Salvo’s
Book by phone or online 0113 275 8877