On the occasion of the publication in the United States of Claudio Magri’s latest novel, Blameless, the world-famous Italian writer will be in conversation with Jamaica Kincaid and Norman Manea. Claudio Magris’s searing new novel ruthlessly confronts the human obsession with war and its savagery in every age and every country. A tale of one man’s obsessive project to collect the instruments of death, evil, and humanity’s darkest atrocities in order to oppose them. Magri is professor emeritus of modern German literature, University of Trieste, is a recipient of the Erasmus Prize among scores of other literary awards. Jamaica Kincaid is significant voice in contemporary literature, and is widely praised for her works of short fiction, novels, and essays in which she explores the tenuous relationship between mother and daughter as well as themes of anti-colonialism. Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City.