Marilù Oliva and Luca Crovi
Festivaletteratura for the little ones: this year at the Festival, we have six young volunteers who are working with the editorial staff to give their own perspective on the many events dedicated to children.
Event 93 took place in the Aula Magna Isabella d'Este, featuring the writer Marilù Oliva and crime writing expert Luca Crovi. At the beginning of the event, the youngsters in attendance took part in a game in which they were appointed as detectives and handed the task of discovering who among them had killed Marilù. Luca Crovi helped them consider a series of clues, examining them exactly like Sherlock Holmes would have done.
The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson were creations of the author Arthur Conan Doyle who, after killing them off, decided to bring the two characters back thanks to his friend Stevenson as well as his mother. Holmes was a genius and his mind whirred constantly, driving him to drug use, but he faced off against some of the most fearsome killers such as Jack The Ripper.
Doyle often turned to the dark and scary side of literature in his writing. Take, for example, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and one of the stories mentioned at the event, The Hound of The Baskervilles. The event was both interesting and encouraging for those who love stories that are full of fear and suspense.