Il forum Carnegie Europe ha chiesto ai collaboratori ‪#‎summerreading‬ i libri preferiti dell'estate 2016.

Vai qui per l'articolo in lingua italiana!

Di seguito i consigli di Gianni Riotta.

Foreign Policy

The Industries of the Future by Alec J. Ross. Populism springs up in the United States and Europe from a lack of jobs. Without growth, our democracies are yet again at risk. Ross, a former adviser to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is not a dreamy futurist but delivers an impassioned appeal for a fair new economy.


War’s Unwomanly Face by Svetlana Alexievich is by far the best book by the 2015 Nobel prize winner for literature. It is a work of narrative drawn from interviews with old women, veterans of World War II. You will be moved by their pride, their romance, and their grit in a war they fought often having left as girls to return home as scarred heroines.

Home Country (Italy)

Severino Cesari, the fiction editor at the publisher Einaudi, has been sick for a while, and every day on Facebook he publishes the diary of his struggle. While fighting for his life, Cesari is funny, endearing, and brave and gathers thousands of readers online. His book will be published by Rizzoli in the fall but in its digital version is already a masterpiece.

Guilty Pleasure

Dumas, Simenon, Conan Doyle, and Collodi (Pinocchio’s dad) never won a Nobel, Booker, Medici, or Pulitzer prize. Critics frown on the mass fiction the late Umberto Eco taught us. So read two great contemporary writers whom future critics will love: George R. R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones saga, and J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter’s mom. Martin explains the world of Syria, the Islamic State, Boko Haram, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Brexit, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, and Beppe Grillo better than Henry Kissinger does, while Rowling teaches us that magic, not a business plan, will save the world and our souls.

Su Carnegie Europe anche i consigli degli altri autori del forum.