Italian author Erri De Luca at Blue Met
He first published in 1989, when he was almost 40 and working as a bricklayer. It was a book about his childhood in Naples. Erri De Luca has said he's the sort of writer who writes what he's lived.
This evening, he takes the stage at the Blue Metropolis festival in Montreal, in conversation with the CBC's Eleanor Wachtel.