fabio-gedaFabio Geda, the author of In the Sea, There Are Crocodiles will participate in several activities on the campus of Missouri Southern State University Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8. The author is coming from Italy.

Geda’s book is the “common reader” assigned to all First-Year Experience classes at Missouri Southern this Semester.

In the Sea, There Are Crocodiles author, Fabio Geda’s schedule:
Thursday, November 7

* From Reality to Novel” Presentation 1 (9:30-10:45 a.m.) in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall

* Book Signing (11-11:30 a.m.) at Spiva Library fireplace

* UE 100 Instructor-CA lunch (11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.) in Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

* Book Signing/Q&A (1-2 p.m.) at Spiva library fireplace

* “No Country for Superheroes: A Short History of Comics in Italy” – (7 – 8:15 p.m.) in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall

Friday, November 8

* Book Signing/Q&A (8:30-9:45 a.m.) at Spiva Library fireplace

* “The Art of Listening: Catching Stories and Transforming Them Into a Novel” – (10-11 a.m.) in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall

A University Experience 100 writing contest will be held for students. The top four winners will receive cash and have lunch with Geda. Geda will attend a dinner held by the Literary Lions book group on Thursday evening.    Geda made his literary debut in 2007 with the novel For the Rest of the Trip I Shot the Indians.  In 2008 he released his second novel The Exact Sequence of Gestures. In the Sea, There are Crocodiles tells the true story of a young child who has fled from Afghanistan and landed in Turin, Italy, where he is granted asylum and has been entrusted to a family to take care of him.

The book has been translated into more than 30 languages and was made into a play by Paul Briguglia.