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tre del mattino carofiglioGianrico Carofiglio
Le tre del mattino (Three in the Morning)

A father and son.
The story of an encounter that will change them forever.
A moving novel of discovery and coming of age.

Antonio is a solitary and brooding high school student. His father is a mathematician with a brilliant past. The relationship between them has never been easy. One afternoon in June, during the early 1980s, they landed in Marseilles, where a series of unexpected circumstances would force them to spend two days and nights without sleep.
Thus the boy and the man come to really know each other for the first time; they each are reflected in the other and measure themselves against the figure of the mother and ex-wife, a beautiful and elusive woman. Their paths are winding, at times hallucinatory, other times merry, traversing notorious neighborhoods, spectacular seaside landscapes, and hidden places inhabited by nocturnal creatures. An adventurous and wrenching voyage along life’s horizon.
With a crisp, geometrically precise language able to catch the subtlest nuances, Gianrico Carofiglio constructs an unforgettable story about illusions and regret, about the passing of time, love and talent. Keep reading…

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Francesco Carofiglio
Il Maestro (The Maestro)

“He no longer has an audience. There’s just that girl.”

Corrado Lazzari has been the greatest actor of the twentieth century. A passionate interpreter of Shakespeare, acclaimed by the crowds all over the world, he is now a lonely man.
Fame, success, friends: everything is lost. Weaving together past and present, memories as only companions, he spends his days in his apartment, in an abandoned building in the center of Rome. Then a young woman arrives, she studies theatre and is fascinated by the Maestro’s art. The two will develop a special bond neither has known before. Thanks to Alessandra, Corrado will find a way to accept his decline and make himself immortal at the same time. Francesco Carofiglio once again reveals an intimate and universal reality, in which the true meaning of life lies in sharing the moment, in the deep relationship between two people. Keep reading…

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Melania Mazzucco
La lunga attesa dell’angelo (The Long Wait for the Angel)

“Mazzucco comes across as a supple stylist with a strong sensory gift… Her narrative has an engaged intensity.”
The New York Times Book Review

In Venice, toward the end of the 16th century, Jacomo Robusti—otherwise known as Tintoretto—defends his achievements by any means. He thrives on competition, bodily threat, and deceit, while also finding inspiration for his paintings in the extraordinary physical world that surrounds him. Despite a long hostile relationship with his critics, Tintoretto never doubts himself, nor his talent.

Tintoretto’s illegitimate daughter Marietta is his most perfect creation. A gifted musician and painter in her own right, Marietta is a woman of acute intelligence, boundless creativity, and clear vision. From her illicit origins to her practice of dressing as a boy in order to observe her father’s world unrestricted, her life takes on a mythical aura.
Mazzucco explores the love between Tintoretto and Marietta to the end. Her confident prose draws the reader deep into the mystery of painting, into the world of two unforgettable artists, and into the mood of Italy’s most fascinating city, itself on the edge of an inevitable collapse. Keep reading…

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palandri-inventore_coverEnrico Palandri
L’inventore di se stesso (The Inventor of Himself)

“Splendid, multifaceted, restless, intense… everywhere there is poetry, the ability to describe life, its disasters, its consolations.” 
Carlo Rovelli

Venice. Gregorio Licudis arrives at the hospital where his son and his daughter in law have just had their first child and suggests that the baby be given his name. It’s a name that emerges out of the family’s distant past, echoing down a long line of princes, admirals and patricians of the former Republic of Venice. The family is taken aback: why is this elderly professor suddenly professing allegiance to a world that has disappeared? He had never, up to this point, been prone to family nostalgia, living a successful life as an academic and writer.
The son at first rejects his father’s demands. He’s a businessman with quite different priorities, but while he is travelling for his company in eastern Europe, he begins to pick up the trails of his ancestors. From Constantinople to Moscow, from Astrakhan to Venice.
Alexandra, a beautiful and mysterious Russian is hired to look after Gregorio as he ages, but her role rapidly changes to reveal unexpected twists in the family history. Keep reading…

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gino-vignaliGino Vignali
La chiave di tutto (The Key to Everything)

The great tradition of Italian comedy meets the dark side of Rimini, in a hilarious yet gripping crime story.

The novel is set in Rimini, the first of a series of four, after each of the seasons. It’s winter and Costanza Confalonieri Bonnet, the beautiful, simpatico and brilliant deputy police commissioner, along with her eccentric team, are called upon to tackle a series of heinous crimes and solve the case. There’s the magic of the city, described in a striking and unusual manner, its legends, Fellinian traditions, with people and situations recounted in an apparently lighthearted manner. The style is humoristic, even when the events are tragic.

Gino Vignali proves himself to be sensational writer, a blast of dynamite, a refined designer of characters, who knows how to entertain the reader in an inexhaustible play of language: from surgical jokes to pyrotechnical dialogues.

It’s a detective novel that’s more than a detective novel. Rather, it’s a novel in the great tradition of Italian humor, with serious social and media satire in the background, endowed with a unique style that possesses grace and craftsmanship together with all the freshness of an improvisation. Keep reading…

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schermata-2017-09-27-alle-16-29-18Marco Polillo
Chi vuole uccidere Fred il tacchino? (Who Wants to Kill Fred the Turkey?)
Illustrations by Alessandro Sanna

Certain days start off so badly that only a miracle could make them right. Even though it’s Christmas Day, and at Giulia’s villa on Lake Orta everybody is getting ready to open the gifts and have a big dinner, Cat, the faithful friend of the deputy commissar Aeneas Zottia, is nervous: what are those colored balls doing there, hanging off that strange tree next to his kennel? And what a spiteful thing, forbidding him to play with them… And who hid the bowl where he usually eats breakfast? A nuisance after the other for Cat, even though, he must admit it, the villa is really lovely and the company is not that bad: Giampaolo, the mud-colored dog ​​who is always busy rolling around in the puddles, Sappo, the wisest feline in the neighborhood, with a thousand scars and adventures to tell, and then Fred, the legendary turkey that because of his beauty has become a pet and who should attend the party that night. But somebody wants to hurt him, and it may be just whoever made Cat’s bowl disappear. These are mysteries that only those who have nine lives and a courage far beyond their own size can solve…

Marco Polillo gives us a tender and funny Christmas story that will conquer the heart of readers with the irresistible congeniality of his protagonists. Keep reading…


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Mauro Ferro e FuocoEzio Mauro 
L’anno del ferro e del fuoco. Cronache di una rivoluzione (The Year of Fire and Fury. Chronicles of a Revolution)

Russia, 1917.
No one can stop the century’s blind momentum.
A great reportage through the streets, alleys and opulent palaces that saw the dusk of Tsarist Russia and Lenin’s revolution flare up.

A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Ezio Mauro returns to the locations of the popular uprising that changed the course of history. In St. Petersburg he explores the royal palaces and the darkest corners, following the footsteps of events, the forbidden stories and mysteries that marked the course of a grandiose and terrible year. The discovery of the city gradually turns into the story of events for which the city was a theater. In the palace of Tsarskoe Selo, Rasputin, the black monk, put a spell on Tsar Nicholas II and his whole court. The aristocracy that for centuries ruled the endless territories of Holy Mother Russia now rushes headlong toward its ruinous decline. The streets become restive and tumultuous. Lenin and Trotsky come back from exile, the Bolsheviks are organizing. Soon the train of history will upend everyone. Keep reading…

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luzzatto-bambini-di-moshe-einaudi-2017Sergio Luzzatto
I bambini di Moshe. Gli orfani della Shoah e la nascita di Israele (Moshe’s Children: Orphans of the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel)

A tale of redemption and illusions.

With narrative verve and scholarly acumen, Sergio Luzzatto reconstructs a chapter of the Holocaust as picaresque as it was tragic, a story whose outlines are almost as broad as the master account of the Jews who were drowned and those who were saved.

This is the story of the surprising number of children who escaped the Final Solution, some 700 youngsters taken in at Selvino, near Bergamo in northern Italy, to what was then the largest Jewish orphanage in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It is also the story of Moshe Zeiri, who assumed responsibility for these orphans of the Shoah and made it possible for them to be reborn as citizens of Israel. Keep reading…

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coraggio crepetPaolo Crepet
Il coraggio. Vivere, amare, educare (Courage: Living, Loving, Educating)

Courage is the magic opportunity that allows one to understand the present and build the future. 

One time courage – in the sense of physical bravery – was strictly the work of humans. Then came machines, and they took over. It was no longer the armed warrior and his own hand, but machine guns, tanks, flamethrowers, fighter jets and bombers. Today, in the perhaps less risky context of a hyper-technological society, it is not always necessary to expose oneself in order to communicate; virtual reality could become an apparently safe refuge.

In his new book, Paolo Crepet offers parents, educators and young people a hypothetical inventory of various forms of courage. The courage to educate, to say no, to start over, to be indignant, to be afraid, to write, to imagine, to create. An inventory as association of ideas, a useful exercise for stimulating adults and those about to become adults so as to muster up the strength, nerve and stamina life requires of us every day. Keep reading…

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borri-fascettaFrancesca Borri
Ma quale paradiso? Tra i jihadisti delle Maldive (Destination Paradise. Among the Jihadists of the Maldives)

A breathtaking reportage to understand islamic terrorism in a place where the First and the Third World are divided but close. And the contrast is enlightening.

“A well-written, revelatory journey beyond the tourist facade of Maldives – a clear hit for Italy.” The preparatory committee of EPP on Destination Paradise: Among the jihadists of the Maldives

Western tourists barely realise it is a Muslim country. Yet, the Republic of Maldives is a non-Arab country with the world’s highest number of foreign fighters per capita. Everybody has a brother, a cousin, a friend in Syria. This is a reportage on what we do not know about the countries jihadists come from.

“While the rest of the world watched the Olympics in August, everyone here was watching the battle of Aleppo. And rooting for al-Qaeda.” Keep reading…



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Niccolò Ammaniti was born and lives in Rome. He made his debut in fiction in 1995 with the novel Branchie. He is the author of award-winning novels and short stories, translated in 44 countries: Fango (1996), Ti prendo e ti porto via (1999), Io non ho paura (2001, Premio Viareggio), Come Dio comanda (2006, Premio Strega), Che la festa cominci (2009), Io e te (2010), Il momento è delicato (2012) and Anna (2015). In 2014 he edited the anthology Figuracce, which includes the short story Marco Risi contro la Maga della Maglianella.
Many of his books have been successfully made into films: L’ultimo capodanno (directed by Marco Risi, 1998); Branchie (directed by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, 1999); Io non ho paura and Come Dio comanda (both directed by Gabriele Salvatores, 2003 and 2008), Io e te (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2012). Following his work as author and director of the feature-length doc The Good Life (2014), Ammaniti is currently working on The Miracle, an original TV series for SKY for which he is serving as showrunner, co-writer of the screenplay and co-director.
In January 2017, Niccolò Ammaniti has been awarded a honorary degree in Philology, Literature, and History.

– Anna
– Io e te (Me and You)
– Che la festa cominci (Let the Games Begin)
– Come Dio comanda (The Crossroads/As God Commands)
– Io non ho paura (I’m Not Scared)
– Ti prendo e ti porto via (I’ll Steal You Away)
– Fango (Mud)
– Branchie (Gills)

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Francesca Borri was born in Bari. Writer and journalist, she worked as human rights adviser in the Middle East, especially in Israel and Palestine. She turned to journalism in 2012 to cover the battle for Aleppo, and since then, her dispatches have been translated into 21 languages. Five years and 500,000 dead later, she still lives in Syria and Iraq, and in between one ceasefire and the next, she writes about Palestinians for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s main newspaper. She is the author of La guerra dentro (2014), under translation into several languages, and Ma quale paradiso? Tra i jihadisti delle Maldive (2017). In 2017 she has won the Letizia Leviti Prize for journalism.

– Ma quale paradiso? Tra i jihadisti delle Maldive (Destination Paradise. Among the Jihadists of the Maldives)

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Gianrico Carofiglio was born in Bari and has worked for many years as a prosecutor specializing in organized crime. He was appointed advisor of the anti-Mafia committee in the Italian Parliament in 2007 and served as a senator from 2008 to 2013. He is the author of the novels featuring the character of the defense lawyer Guido Guerrieri: Testimone inconsapevole (Involuntary Witness, 2002), Ad occhi chiusi (A Walk in the Dark, 2003, Best International Noir of the year 2007 in Germany), Ragionevoli dubbi (Reasonable Doubts, 2006), Le perfezioni provvisorie (Temporary Perfections, 2010, Premio Selezione Campiello), La regola dell’equilibrio (A Fine Line, 2014). Among his fiction and non fiction works: Il passato è una terra straniera (The Past is a Foreign Country, 2004, Premio Bancarella 2005), adapted into an internationally awarded film, Né qui né altrove (Neither Here Nor Elsewhere. A Night in Bari, 2009), Non esiste saggezza (There is No Wisdom, 2010), La manomissione delle parole (Manumitting Words, 2010), Il silenzio dell’onda (The Silence of the Wave, 2011, finalist for Premio Strega 2012),  Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose (The Vertiginous Edge of Things, 2013), La casa nel bosco (The House in the Woods, 2014), written with his brother Francesco, Una mutevole verità (A Changing Truth, 2014, Premio Scerbanenco), Con parole precise (With exact words, 2015), Passeggeri notturni (Night Passengers, 2016), L’estate fredda (The Cold Summer, 2016) and Le tre del mattino (Three in the morning, 2017). Gianrico Carofiglio’s multi-award winner and best selling books are translated into 27 languages worldwide.

– Le tre del mattino (Three in the Morning)
– L’estate fredda (The Cold Summer)
– Passeggeri notturni (Night Passengers)
– Con parole precise (With Exact Words)
– La regola dell’equilibrio (A Fine Line)
– La casa nel bosco (The House in the Woods)
– Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose (The Vertiginous Edge of Things)
– Il silenzio dell’onda (The Silence of the Wave)
– Le perfezioni provvisorie (Temporary Perfections)
– Non esiste saggezza (There is No Wisdom)
– La manomissione delle parole (Manumitting Words)
– Il passato è una terra straniera (The Past is a Foreign Country)

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Francesco CarofiglioFrancesco Carofiglio was born in Bari. Architect, filmmaker and illustrator, for many years he worked in theatre, both as an actor and an author. He also writes subjects and screenplays for cinema and television. He is the author of With or Without you (2005), Cacciatori nelle tenebre (2007), a graphic novel written with his brother Gianrico, L’estate del cane nero (2008), Ritorno nella valle degli angeli (2009), Radiopirata (2011), Wok (2013), La casa nel bosco (2014, co-authored with his brother Gianrico), Voglio vivere una volta sola (2014), Una specie di felicità (2016, Premio Maratea 2016) and Il maestro (2017).

– Il maestro (The Maestro)
– Una specie di felicità (A Kind of Happiness)
– Voglio vivere una volta sola (I Want to Live Only Once)
– La casa nel bosco (The House in the Woods)
– Wok
– Radiopirata (Radio Pirate)

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Teresa Ciabatti - © Pasquale Di Blasio

Teresa Ciabatti was born in Orbetello and lives in Rome. Writer and screenwriter, she is the author of the novels Adelmo, torna da me (2002), that became the movie L’estate del mio primo bacio (2006), directed by Claudio Virzì, I giorni felici (2008), Il mio paradiso è deserto (2013), Tuttissanti (2013) and La più amata (2017, finalist for Premio Strega).  Her short stories appeared in anthologies published by Einaudi and Guanda and in the cultural magazines Diario and Nuovi Argomenti. She is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera.

La più amata (The Most Loved)
– Il mio paradiso è deserto (My Deserted Paradise)
– Tuttissanti (Foreign rights: il Saggiatore)


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Paolo Crepet was born in Torino. He is a psychiatrist and a sociologist, and has been the scientific director of the “Scuola per genitori” since 2004. He is the author of Le dimensioni del vuoto. I giovani e il suicidio (1993), Cuori violenti. Viaggio nella criminalità giovanile (1995), Solitudini. Memorie d’assenza (1997), I giorni dell’ira. Storie di matricidi (con Giancarlo De Cataldo; 1998), Naufragi. Storie di confine (1999; 2002), Non siamo capaci di ascoltarli (2001), La ragione dei sentimenti (2002; 2004), Voi, noi (2003), Dannati e leggeri (2004; 2006), I figli non crescono più (2005), Sull’amore(2006; 2010), Dove abitano le emozioni (con Mario Botta e Giuseppe Zois; 2007), A una donna tradita (2008), Sfamiglia (2009; 2011), Un’anima divisa (2010), L’autorità perduta (2011; 2013), Elogio dell’amicizia (2012), Impara a essere felice (2013), Il caso della donna che smise di mangiare (2015), Baciami senza rete (2016) and Il coraggio. Vivere, amare, educare (2017). In 2017 he has won the Pio Alferano prize.

Il coraggio. Vivere, amare, educare (Courage: Living, Loving, Educating)
– Baciami senza rete (Kiss Me Without the Net)

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Concita De Gregorio © Fabio Lovino

Concita De Gregorio is a journalist and a writer. She has been writing for la Repubblica for many years, where she now writes the column Invece Concita. She has been the editor of l’Unità from 2008 to 2011. She started the online project Cosa pensano le ragazze, which ran on from the 8th of March 2016 to the 8th of March 2017. She hosted the Rai Tre television program Pane quotidiano, created and hosts FuoriRoma (Rai Tre) and hosted the 2017 daily reports Da Venezia è tutto from Venice Film Festival. She is the author of Non lavate questo sangue (2001), Una madre lo sa (2006), Malamore (2008), Così è la vita (2011), Io vi maledico (2013), Un giorno sull’isolaIn viaggio con Lorenzo (2014), Mi sa che fuori è primavera (2015, Premio Ninfa Galatea, Premio Brancati), that in 2017 was adapted for the theatre and acted by Gaia Saitta and directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Cosa pensano le ragazze (2016), that inspired the docu-film Lievito madre (2017), signed with Esmeralda Calabria, and Non chiedermi quando. Romanzo per Dacia (2016).

– Cosa pensano le ragazze (What Girls Think)
– Mi sa che fuori è primavera (I Think It’s Spring Outside)

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Sergio Luzzatto

Sergio Luzzatto teaches Modern History at the University of Turin. He is the author of Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age (Metropolitan Books, 2010), which won the prestigious Cundill Prize in History; of The Body of Il Duce: Mussolini’s Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy (Metropolitan Books, 2005), and of Primo Levi’s Resistance. Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy (Metropolitan Books, 2016), published in France by Gallimard (Partigia, 2016) and in Spain by Debate (Partisanos, 2015)

– I bambini di Moshe. Gli orfani della Shoah e la nascita di Israele (Moshe’s Children: Orphans of the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel)
– Partigia. Una storia della Resistenza (Primo Levi the Partisan)


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Federica Manzon - @ Adolfo Frediani

Federica Manzon was born in Pordenone. She is the author of the novels Come si dice addio (2008), Di fama e di sventura (2011, Premio Rapallo Carige, the Premio Campiello Selezione Giuria dei Letterati, the Premio Asti d’Appello) and La nostalgia degli altri (2017). In 2015, she edited the book I mari di Trieste.
Her writing has appeared in severals magazines, anthologies and collections. She is currently a foreign fiction editor at Mondadori, an editor of the literary magazine Nuovi Argomenti, and contributes to the festival Pordenonelegge. She lives in Milan, sometimes in Trieste.

– La nostalgia degli altri (The Nostalgia of Others)


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Beatrice Masini - © Isabelle Boccon-GibodBeatrice Masini was born and lives in Milan. She is a successful writer of books for children and teens, translated into over 20 languages, from Finnish to Thai. Working as an editor in an Italian publishing group, she also translated books such as the Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. Among her works, La spada e il cuore. Donne della Bibbia (2003, Premio Elsa Morante Ragazzi 2004); Signore e signorine. Corale greca (2002, Premio Pippi 2004). In 2004 she received the prestigious Andersen Prize as best children’s author of the year. Her first novel for the adult readership is Tentativi di botanica degli affetti (2013, Premio Selezione Campiello), followed by I nomi che diamo alle cose (2016).

– I nomi che diamo alle cose (The Names We Give to Things)
– Tentativi di botanica degli affetti (The Watercolourist)


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Paola Mastrocola - © Basso Cannarsa

Paola Mastrocola was born and lives in Turin. Paola Mastrocola has a very special voice among Italian contemporary writers and bestseller authors. She is the author of La gallina volante (2000, Premio Calvino), Palline di pane (2001), Una barca nel bosco (Premio Campiello 2004), La scuola raccontata al mio cane ( 2004), Che animale sei? (2007), Più lontana della luna (2007), La felicità del galleggiante (2010), Togliamo il disturbo. Saggio sulla libertà di non studiare (2011), Non so niente di te (2013), L’esercito delle cose inutili (2015), La passione ribelle ( 2015), Lanno che non caddero le foglie (2016), L’amore prima di noi (2016). Her books have been translated in France, Germany, Spain and Latin America, Portugal, Turkey and Japan.

– Lamore prima di noi (The Love Before Us)
– La passione ribelle (Rebel Passion)
– L’esercito delle cose inutili (The Army of Useless Things)
– Non so niente di te (I Know Nothing of You)

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