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. Keep reading…

 

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l'estate degli inganni perrone coverRoberto Perrone
L’estate degli inganni (The Summer of Deceits)
A novel, Rizzoli, January 2018, 392 pages

The unstoppable Annibale Canessa is back and looking for justice, in this second chapter full of mysteries and suspense.

Taking a risk has never been a problem for former Carabinieri officer Annibale Canessa: it wasn’t a problem when he was the head of the anti-terrorism squad in Italy in the Seventies, and it isn’t now that he’s back in action. 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 Repubblica.it 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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Luigi Guarnieri - © Jerry Bauer / Actes SudLuigi Guarnieri was born and lives in Rome. Doctor of Human Letters at the University of Pisa and with a diploma from the Experimental Cinematography Centre in Rome, he wrote many theater and radio plays. He is the author of novels translated in many languages: L’atlante criminale. Vita scriteriata di Cesare Lombroso (2000), Tenebre sul Congo (2001), La doppia vita di Vermeer (2004), La sposa ebrea (2006), I sentieri del cielo (2008) and Una strana storia d’amore (2011). His most recent book is Il sosia di Hitler (2014).

– Il sosia di Hitler (Hitler’s Double)
– Una strana storia d’amore (A Strange Love Story)

 

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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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Ezio MauroEzio Mauro started his career in journalism in 1972 at the newspaper Gazzetta del Popolo in Turin. He then became a political reporter in Rome for La Stampa, for which he was also a foreign correspondent, writing stories and conducting investigative reports in the United States.
In 1988, he started contributing to the newspaper la Repubblica, writing from Moscow. On June 26, 1990 he re-joined La Stampa, becoming its editor-in-chief two years later. On May 6, 1996 he became the editor-in-chief of la Repubblica.
In 2011, he published La felicità della democrazia. Un dialogo, with Gustavo Zagrebelsky, and in 2015 Babel, his dialogue on democracy with Zygmunt Bauman.
In 2016 he left his place as editor-in-chief of la Repubblica, but he still contributes to it. L’anno del ferro e del fuoco. Cronache di una rivoluzione (2017) is his most recent book.

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

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