The Dutch writer Connie Palmen will go to Milan, Italy to participate in BookCity Milano, a four day festival in with meetings, presentations, speeches, readings, exhibitions, performances and seminars about books. She will present the Italian translation of You Said it, Tu l’hai detto (translated by Claudia Di Palermo and Claudia Cozzi and published at Iperborea), the tragic lovestory of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, on Saturday November 17th, 2PM, at the Franco Parenti Theatre.
Connie Palmen (b. 1955) studied Dutch and philosophy. She shot to fame with her first novel De wetten (The Laws, 1991). Her two subsequent novels De vriendschap (The Friendship, 1995) and I.M. (1998) followed her debut onto the bestsellers list. She went on to publish Geheel de uwe (Sincerely Yours, 2004), Lucifer (2007) and Logboek van een onbarmhartig jaar (Log Book of a Merciless Year, 2011). Palmen has also written several collections of essays, like Een kleine filosofie van de moord (A Short Philosophy of Murder, 2004) and Het geluk van de eenzaamheid (The Joy of Loneliness, 2009). She was awarded the AKO Literature Prize for De vriendschap and the Libris Literature Prize for You Said It. Her work has been translated into twenty languages.