I will be Guest of Honour at this year’s Deepcon 18 in Italy. I’m told I should already start dieting in preparation! The convention takes place in the small town of Fiuggi – the artist Michelangelo apparently spoke very highly of taking the water there, though I am told he won’t be attending.
This is my first appearance in Italy, though hopefully not the last – Osama came out in Italy in 2013 (as Wanted) and A Man Lies Dreaming came out last year (as Wolf) and was nominated for the Rome Prize, and I have a new novel coming out in Italy in the near future from Mondadori.
Hooray! This is the first of several international events I’m doing this year, and it’s lovely to be visiting Italy again after too many years. I once spent a memorable night sleeping rough in a Rome train station… so having an actual bed will likely make a change!