Have a look at the highlights of our Spring 2017 foreign rights catalogue.

 

 

 

 

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Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He made his debut in fiction in 1995 with the novel Branchie. He is the author of award-winning novels and short stories, which are 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). He is the author and the director of the docu-film The Good Life (2014).

– 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 has a background in International Law. After a short experience in the former Yugoslavia, she started working 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 (Bompiani 2014) and Syrian Dust (Seven Stories Press 2016).

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

 

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Gianrico Carofiglio - © Francesco Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio was born in Bari in 1961. He is the author of the novels featuring the character of defense lawyer Guido Guerrieri: Testimone inconsapevole (2002), Ad occhi chiusi (2003), Ragionevoli dubbi (2006), Le perfezioni provvisorie (2010), La regola dell’equilibrio (2014). Among his fiction and non fiction works: Il passato è una terra straniera (2004), adapted into an internationally awarded film, Né qui né altrove (2009), Non esiste saggezza (2010), La manomissione delle parole (2010), Il silenzio dell’onda (2011),  Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose (2013), La casa nel bosco (2014), written with his brother Francesco, Una mutevole verità (2014, Premio Scerbanenco), Con parole precise (2015), Passeggeri notturni (2016) and L’estate fredda (2016) Gianrico Carofiglio’s multi-award winner books have sold four million and five hundred thousand copies in Italy and have been translated or are going to be translated into 27 languages worldwide.

– 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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Teresa Ciabatti - © Pasquale Di Blasio

Teresa Ciabatti was born in Orbetello and lives in Rome. Her first novel, Adelmo, torna da me (Adelmo, Return to Me, Einaudi 2002), became the movie L’estate del mio primo bacio (The Summer of My First Kiss), directed by Claudio Virzì. In 2008 she published I giorni felici (Happy Days), in 2013 Il mio paradiso è deserto and Tuttissanti. Her short stories appeared in anthologies published by Einaudi and Guanda and in the cultural magazines Diario and Nuovi Argomenti. Her most recent novel is La più amata (2017).

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

 

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Concita De Gregorio © Fabio Lovino

Concita De Gregorio is born in Pisa in 1962. Graduated at the University of Pisa, she began working as a journalist for local newspapers and then received a scholarship to join La Repubblica, where she was a politics and culture correspondent for twenty years. She returned to La Repubblica as a columnist after overseeing L’Unita from 2008 to 2011. She hosted the Rai Tre television program Pane quotidiano (Daily Bread), created and hosts FuoriRoma (Rai Tre) and is co-founder of the Spanish magazine Ctxt. She is the author of Non lavate questo sangue (2001), Una madre lo saTutte le ombre dell’amore perfetto (2006), Malamore. Esercizi di resistenza al dolore (2008), Un paese senza tempo. Fatti e figure in vent’anni di cronache italiane (2010), Così è la vita (2011), Io vi maledico (2013), Un giorno sull’isolaIn viaggio con Lorenzo (2014), written with her son Lorenzo, Mi sa che fuori è primavera (2015, Premio Ninfa Galatea, Premio Brancati), Cosa pensano le ragazze (2016), connected to the project on Repubblica.it, 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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Federica Manzon - @ Adolfo Frediani

Federica Manzon was born in Pordenone in 1981. She is the author of the novels Come si dice addio (2008), Di fama e di sventura (2011) – which was awarded the 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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Margaret Mazzantini - © Alessandro MoggiMargaret Mazzantini was born in Dublin and lives in Rome with her husband and four children. She is the author of Il catino di zinco (The Zinc Basin, 1994), Manola (1999), Non ti muovere (Don’t Move, 2001), which became a film directed by Sergio Castellitto starring Penélope Cruz in 2004, Zorro (2002), Venuto al mondo (Twice Born, 2008), adapted into a film starring Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch by Sergio Castellitto in 2012, Nessuno si salva da solo (No One Survives Alone, 2011), adapted into a film by Sergio Castellitto starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca in 2015, and Mare al mattino (Morning Sea, 2011, Premio Pavese, Premio Matteotti). Her latest novel is Splendore (Splendor, 2013).

– Splendore (Splendor)
– Mare al mattino (Morning Sea)
– Nessuno si salva da solo (No One Survives Alone)

– Venuto al mondo (Twice Born)

– Non ti muovere (Don’t Move)

 

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Melania Mazzucco - © Christina Molnar

Melania G. Mazzucco was born in Rome in 1966. She is the author of Il bacio della Medusa (Medusa’s Kiss, 1996), La camera di Baltus (Baltus’ Room, 1998), Lei così amata (She So Loved, 2000), Vita (2003), Un giorno perfetto (A Perfect Day, 2005), and two works about the Italian Renaissance painter Tintoretto: the novel La lunga attesa dell’angelo (The Long Wait for the Angel, 2008) and the essay Jacomo Tintoretto e i suoi figli (Jacomo Tintoretto and His Children, 2009). Her most recent works are the novel Limbo (2012), Il bassotto e la Regina (2012), illustrated by Alessandro Sanna, Sei come sei (2013), Il museo del mondo (2014), Io sono con te (2016). Her books have been translated in 27 countries.

– Io sono con te (I Am With You)
– Il museo del mondo (The Museum of the World)
– Sei come sei (You Are How You Are)

– Il bassotto e la Regina (Plato and the Queen)
– Limbo
– La lunga attesa dell’angelo (The Long Wait for the Angel)
– Jacomo Tintoretto e sua figlia Marietta (Jacomo Tintoretto and His Daughter Marietta)
– Un giorno perfetto (A Perfect Day)
– Vita
– Lei così amata (She So Loved)

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Andrea Molesini - © Claudio Nostri

Andrea Molesini was born in 1954 and lives in Venice. He teaches Comparative Literature at Padua University. He is a poet, a translator, an author of children’s stories translated into many languages, and a sailor. He won the Premio Andersen Career Award in 1999, the Premio Monselice for literary translation in 2008 and the Premio Campiello for Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna (Not All Bastards Are from Vienna) in 2011. He is the author of children’s books, essays and successful novels: Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna (2010), La primavera del lupo (2013), Presagio (2014), and La solitudine dell’assassino (2016).

– La solitudine dellassassino (The Loneliness of the Murderer)
– Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna (Not All Bastards Are from Vienna)
– Presagio
– La primavera del lupo

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Gabriele PedullàGabriele Pedullà was born in Rome in 1972. He is a professor of Italian Literature and Contemporary Literature at the University of Rome 3. A fellow of Villa i Tatti (the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), he has also been a visiting professor at Stanford.
He is the author of La strada più lunga (2001),Machiavelli in tumulto. Conquista, cittadinanza e conflitto nei Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (2011), a monograph on Machiavelli’s theory of conflict, and a new commentary on Machiavelli’s The Prince (2013). He edited the books Racconti della Resistenza (2005),an anthology of partisan short stories, Parole al potere (2011), an anthology of the best 60 Italian political speeches from 1861 and 1994, and with Sergio Luzzatto a three volume Atlas of Italian Literature (Atlante della letteratura italiana, 2010-­2012).
His short story Le pietre di Mosca appeared in the anthology La qualità dell’aria (2004), and his first book of fiction, the collection Lo spagnolo senza sforzo (2009), was awarded with the Premio Mondello Opera Prima, the Premio Verga and the Premio Frontino. His most recent book is Lame (2017).

– Lame (Blades) 

 

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Roberto PerroneRoberto Perrone was born in Rapallo in 1957, and lives in Milan since 1981. He writes about sport, food and travel for Corriere della Sera. He wrote the following novels: Zamora (2003), La lunga (2007), Averti trovato ora (2008), La ballata dell’amore salato (2009), Occhi negli occhi (2011), and La cucina degli amori impossibili (2013), Manuale del viaggiatore goloso (2015). He is also the author of Numero 1 (2008), the biography of Gigi Buffon, goalkeeper and captain of the Italian national football team. His most recent novel is the noir La seconda vita di Annibale Canessa (2017).

– La seconda vita di Annibale Canessa (The Second Life of Annibale Canessa)
– Manuale del viaggiatore goloso (Handbook for Gluttonous Travellers)
– La cucina degli amori impossibili  (The Cuisine of Impossible Loves)
– Occhi negli occhi (Eyes in the Eyes)

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Francesco Piccolo - © Andrea De MeoFrancesco Piccolo 
was born in Caserta in 1964 and lives in Rome. He is the author of Scrivere è un tic. I metodi degli scrittori (1994), Storie di primogeniti e figli unici (1996, 2012), E se c’ero, dormivo (1998), Il tempo imperfetto (2000), Allegro occidentale (2003), L’Italia spensierata (2007), La separazione del maschio (2008), Momenti di trascurabile felicità (2010), Il desiderio di essere come tutti (2013), winner of the Premio Strega 2014, and Momenti di trascurabile infelicità . He has written award-winning works for cinema, theater and radio, and is a regular contributor to the Corriere della Sera and some of the major newspapers and magazines in Italy.

– Momenti di trascurabile infelicità (Moments of Negligible Unhappiness)
– Il desiderio di essere come tutti (The Desire to Be Like Everyone Else)
– Momenti di trascurabile felicità (Moments of Negligible Happiness)

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Gabriele Romagnoli - © Adolfo Frediani

Gabriele Romagnoli (Bologna 1960) is a journalist, writer and screenwriter.
He began his career as a journalist at La Stampa where he was a foreign correspondent in the United States, then he served as a columnist for La Repubblica. He later became the Editor at Large of Vanity Fair and the director of GQ. He is now the director of Rai Sport.
After his debut in 1985 with the short story Undici Calciatori, included in the collection Giovani Blues, an anthology of young talents edited by Pier Vittorio Tondelli, he has published several novels and essays. Among them: Navi in bottiglia. 101 microracconti (1993), Oggetti da smarrire (1995), In tempo per il cielo (1995), Video cronache (1997), Passeggeri. Catalogo di ragioni per vivere e volare (1998), Louisiana blues (2001), L’artista (2004), Non ci sono santi. Viaggio in Italia di un alieno (2006), Solo i treni hanno la strada segnata (2008), Un tuffo nella luce (2010), Domanda di grazia (2013), Solo bagaglio a mano (2015) and Coraggio! (2016).
He has lived in New York, Paris, Cairo and Beirut.

– Coraggio!
– Solo bagaglio a mano

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