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Il colibrì (The Hummingbird) by Sandro Veronesi | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society of BC



Il colibrì (The Hummingbird) by Sandro Veronesi | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society of BC

Presented by the Dante Alighieri Society of BC, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.

The next meeting of the Italian Book Club will take place on Tuesday, March 16, at 8:30PM EST / 5:30PM PST.

The group will discuss the novel The Hummingbird (Il colibrì) by Sandro Veronesi (La nave di Teseo, 2019). Vittoria Guastafierro will coordinate.

Please note that the discussion will be in Italian. An intermediate to advanced level of Italian is recommended.

To register, please email

The Italian Book Club meets ONLINE on ZOOM once a month.

Meet other bibliophiles, share ideas and deepen your understanding of Italian literature, history and culture.

The Italian Book Club is FREE and open to all those in Canada interested in friendly and thought-provoking discussions of Italian books: fiction, non-fiction, classics, prize-winners, etc.

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Marco Carrera is ‘the hummingbird,’ a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change.

As he navigates the challenges of life – confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives; raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco’s own child, can no longer be there for her; coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa – Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence.

A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.

Winner of the prestigious literary prize, Premio Strega 2020
Book of the Year for the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera


Sandro Veronesi was born in Florence in 1959. He is the author of nine novels, including Quiet Chaos (2005), which was translated into twenty languages and won the Strega Prize in 2020, the Prix Fémina and the Prix Méditerranée. His latest novel, The Hummingbird, was an instant bestseller in Italy. It was voted the best book of the year by the Corriere della Sera (Italy’s most widely read newspaper) and won the Premio Strega. Sandro is only the second author in the Premio Strega’s history to win the prize twice.


Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: From 8:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Organized by : Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Entrance : Free


Online via Zoom