Glenn Cooper is an author of Liberal area that is inspired by our Umberto Eco for the seriousness of historical insights in building a thriller. An author undertook to open the eyes of the whole world on the agenda of things to do, ethical and moral urgencies.
First, not surrender before the religious fanaticism and fundamentalism, to the extravagant use of arms and a man with the forelock that today occupies the White House, named Donald Trump.
Cooper He will return on Saturday Lake Como, who worships, to present his latest literary effort, guest of honor This year the Literary Prize "City of Como" that with its presence confirms its international status.
"Instead of Trump I would see well my fellow well known in Como, George Clooney. I love the Lake Como where I have many friends – dice Cooper – I was frequently visiting the Lario and its landscapes would be an excellent backdrop for my literary work.”
Cooper will be on Saturday 23 giugno, to 18, How to for the presentation of its latest novel, "The children of God" a thriller that sees a new protagonist professor Harvard Cal Donovan, published by North.
Bestselling author translated and sold around the world since the resounding success of the trilogy The library of the dead, It is the next guest of Literary Prize "City of Como", its fifth year.
His Saturday's meeting will be at the Ubik Library the central Piazza San Fedele 32.
Will dialogue with him Flavio Santi, author and member of Jury Prize and George Albonico, founder of the competition.
"In my novel – dice Cooper – As always, I draw inspiration from the great emergencies of our time: in particular the crisis of the Catholic Church, with the arrival of Pope Francis, who inspired my Pope Celestine, where the reader will find many of the features of Jorge Bergoglio but amplified: I did it become a markedly more progressive pope, open to the theology of liberation, for example ".
On the other side, there is US President reactionary and bigoted Griffith, plotting behind the scenes to encourage the rise of a conservative church and ultraconservative, reintroducing the Latin Mass and advocating the subjugation of women to men, the notice to any ecumenical dialogue with other faiths and understanding of reality as abortion and as homosexual couples: "It embodies the current President Trump, and fears that many American have a progressive drift in the papacy ".
Doing spoiler, in the novel as we know, we talk about hypothetical three young virgins that despite not "known man" as the Bible says you discover pregnant. And all three are named Maria. They are three very distinct points of the world, and they are kidnapped to found, you will find out what the consequences, a new church. A schism in the twenty-first century is just what the church does not have to deal with at this time: He would have devastating consequences.
Back with this novel, as mentioned, Cal Donovan, fascinating and cultured professor of history of religions at Harvard University, former star of two previous books "The sign of the cross" ed "The debt" always published by North.
The Italian audience loves Cooper and he decreed a growing loyalty.
"I confess that it is the character that I feel most autobiographical, and will also be part of the fourth book in the series, upcoming. It is a scholar, that goes to the bottom of the problems and is passionate about the search for truth, never gives the bone short, and I feel very close to this. When I write I am very methodical – dice Cooper – I start writing to the PC for eight hours straight day, after carefully planned structure of the book, the plot, the characters and the supporting cast. And do not stop until I have accomplished what I consider the first draft ".
from 2009 till today, year output of the first book that has made the worldwide success of Cooper, it's been ten years or so.
In him what has changed? "I grew a lot as a writer, I say this without false modesty, I feel I have sharpened my weapons, to have a greater mastery of the techniques that are used in this work, and a thriller is the right rhythm cocktails, mounting, believable characters and in my case also a solid historical base, and references to ethical and philosophical issues that I consider fundamental to humans, such as their religion that I face in this series. Yes, I think you have improved as a writer and if you can please the Italian public, that follows me in a particular way, I can say that I have many other books on his head. I generally use about a year to finish some one, the next one is already ready and so do not miss the exit ".
But America Trump, the date of 9 February 2027 indicated in a previous novel by Cooper as the end of the world as we know it is still so afraid? What can we expect that day?
"We hope that Trump would allow us to get there safe and sound", Cooper says laughing.
The bitter awareness of a writer as he used to say once "committed", launching of disturbing messages on our time with the instantly engaging and communicative tool of the breed of thriller author who reached millions of readers to the history incatenandoli, page after page.