Alessandro Baricco will give talks and answer readers questions at the HCM City Book Fair in Le Van Tam Park on March 19 and the Creative Café ( 36 Dien Bien Phu Street ) in Hanoi on March 23.

Baricco is a also popular Italian writer, director and performer, best known for his novels Ocean Sea and Silk.

Baricco is also the co-founder of a creative writing school in Turin , named Scuola Holden.

The Scuola Holden hosts a variety of courses on narrative techniques including screen writing, journalism, novels and short stories./.