Nicola Pugliese

Pugliese portrait Fabio Donato

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 request, was never reprinted until after his death in 2012.

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  • The publication of Malacqua in English marks the fortieth anniversary of the original Italian publication by Italo Calvino at Einaudi.

Praise for Malacqua

  • ‘This is a book with a meaning and a force and a message.’ Italo Calvino
  • ‘A marvellous writer!’ Roberto Saviano


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