Margaret Mazzantini
Nessuno si salva da solo (No One Survives Alone)
A novel, Mondadori 2011, 192 pages

Nessuno si salva da solo is a major motion picture directed by Sergio Castellitto, starring Jasmine Trinca and Riccardo Scamarcio

“Harshness as a form of moral expression.”

“A masterpiece on the deterioration of perfection.”
Corriere della Sera 

A timeless drama, No One Survives Alone is the story of a summer night in which a tumultuous couple embark anew on their roller-coaster of love and disaffection. It is a brave and unflinching novel that gives pitch-perfect voice to the profound predicament of modern love, with all its routines, resentments, and transgressions.

Delia and Gaetano are no longer together. Gaetano lives in a hotel while Delia remains at home with their two young children, Cosmo and Nico. Delia and Gaetano are young as well: older than thirty, but not yet forty, and when they meet for an al fresco dinner in Rome they consider the possibility of reuniting, starting over together again. At the same time, they are disconcerted by the familiarity between them, and seduced by the unknown. What went wrong? Who are they now, and what should they do with their entangled lives? Neither the passion that marked the beginning of their togetherness nor the rage that precipitated the end has entirely subsided.



Margaret Mazzantini

Margaret Mazzantini - © Alessandro Moggi

Margaret Mazzantini was born in Dublin and lives in Rome with her husband and four children. She is the author of Il catino di zinco (1994), Manola (1999), Non ti muovere (2001, Premio Strega 2002, Premio Grinzane-Cavour, European Zepter Prize as best european book), Zorro (2002), Venuto al mondo (2008, Premio Campiello 2009), Nessuno si salva da solo (2011), Mare al mattino (2011, Premio Pavese, Premio Matteotti) and Splendore (2013). Many of her books have been successfully made into films by her husband, the actor and director Sergio Castellitto: Non ti muovere starring Penélope Cruz in 2004, Venuto al mondo with Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch in 2012, Nessuno si salva da solo with Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca in 2015. Mazzantini is author of the screenplay of Castellitto’s latest movie Fortunata (2017) with Jasmine Trinca who has been awarded for her performance as Best Actress, in the section “Un certain regard”, at the Cannes Film Festival.




“A portrait of concise, pitiless crudity.”
Il Messaggero

“Harshness as a form of moral expression.”

“A masterpiece on the deterioration of perfection.”
Corriere della Sera 

“Delia and Gaetano are like two boxers in a ring, stunned by the hate they feel for each other—hate that in fact might be love, but which they do not understand.”
la Repubblica

Foreign rights sold in
Albania: Ombra
Bulgaria: Colibri
France: Robert Laffont
Germany: DuMont
Israel: Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir
The Netherlands: Wereldbibliotheek
Poland: Sonia Draga
Romania: Polirom
Russia: Azbooka
Serbia: Plato
Spain and Latin America: Alfaguara
Turkey: Doğan Kitap
UK and US: Oneworld

Italian and international editions

Foreign publishers of Margaret Mazzantini’s works

Albania: Ombra
Bosnia: Buybook
Brazil: Companhia das Letras
Bulgaria: Colibri
China: Lijang Pub
Croatia: Znanje, Algoritam
Czech Republic: Euromedia
Denmark: Samleren
Finland: WSOY
France: Robert Laffont, 10/18
Germany: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, btb, DuMont
Greece: Oceanida
Hungary: Tericum, Cartaphilus
Israel: Kinneret 
Zmora-Bitan Dvir
Japan: Soshisha
Latvia: Apgads Atena
Lithuania: Alma Littera
Macedonia: Terra Magica
Mexico: Grijalbo, Alfaguara
The Netherlands: Wereldbibliotheek
Norway: Gyldendal
Poland: Muza, Sonia Draga
Portugal: Dom Quixote, Bertrand
Romania: Polirom
Russia: Azbooka
Serbia: Plato, Beobook
Slovenia: Mladinska Knjiga Zalozba
South Korea: Munhakdongne
Spain and Latin America (Castillan): Salamandra, Quinteto, Lumen, DeBolsillo, Alfaguara
Spain (Catalan): La Magrana, Rosa dels Vents
Sweden: Bonniers, Lindelöws
Taiwan: Crown
Thailand: Gamme Magie
Turkey: CAN Yayinlari, Doğan Kitap
UK: Chatto & Windus, Oneworld
US: Nan A. Talese, Anchor Books, Doubleday, Viking Penguin

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