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Nicola Pugliese

Nicola Pugliese was born in Milan in 1944, but lived almost all his life in Naples. A journalist, his first and only novel, Malacqua, was published in 1977 by Italo Calvino. It sold out in days, but, at the author’s […]

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Fleur Jaeggy

Translated into about twenty languages, Jaeggy is a true original of European writing. The Times Literary Supplement named Fleur Jaeggy’s S. S. Proleterka as a Best Book of the Year, and her Sweet Days of Discipline won the Premio Bagutta […]

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Elvira Dones

Born in Durres, Albania, Elvira Dones is a novelist, screenwriter and documentary film-maker currently dividing her time between the US, Switzerland and Albania. After seven novels in Albanian, she wrote the two most recent in Italian, her adopted language: Vergine […]

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Vasco Pratolini

The author of no fewer than 18 novels, Vasco Pratolini is regarded as one of Italy’s greatest 20th-century novelists. He was also a successful literary translator, journalist, and film screenwriter. His first novel, Il tappeto verde (The Green Carpet), was […]


Sandro Veronesi

Sandro Veronesi is a novelist, journalist and essayist. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Florence, the city where he was born in 1959. His novel La forza del passato (The Force of The Past) won the Campiello and […]


Carola Susani

In Italy Carola Susani is hailed as “the worthy heir of Elsa Morante”, and as one of the strongest writers of her generation. She was born in Marostica (Vicenza) in 1965. Susani is being read in our 2012 Italian reading group.

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