Michel Tournier

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(Parigi, 1924 – Choisel 2016) Novelist, translator, essayist.   Main Books: Meteors. The Erl-King. Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar. Gilles et Jeanne. The Midnight Love Feast. Friday or the Other Island.   Awards: 1970 Prix Gongourt for The Erl-King; 1990 Premio Grinzane Cavour for The Midnight Love Feast.   Italian Publishers: Garzanti. Einaudi.   Premio Malaparte […]

Susan Sontag

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(New York 1933-2004) Novelist, political and literary essaysts.   Main Books: AIDS and its Metaphors. I, etcetera. The Death Kit. Illness as Mettaphor. Under the Sign of Saturn. On the Photography. The Volcano Lover. The Benefactor. Styles of Radical Wull. Against Interpretation. In America.   Other interests: Playwriter and movie director.   Awards: Mc Arthur […]

Predrag Matvejević

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(Mostar, Jugoslavia,1932) Literary and political essayst.   Main Books: Mediterranean Breviary: A Cultural Landscape.   Other Interests: Teacher at the University of Zagabria, the Sorbonne in Paris and The Sapienza University in Rome; he is the past President and now a lifelong honorary Vice-President of the PEN International; member of the World Political Forum founded […]

Václav Havel

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Fazil’ Abdulovič Iskander

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Born 1929, Sukhumi-Abchazija, Georgia, ex URSS. Novelist.   Main books: The Goatibex constellation. Sandro of Chegem. Rabbits and Boa Constrictor. Tea and love for the sea. Day and Night. Oh Marat!. The energy of shame.   Italian Publishers: Sellerio. Edizioni E/O. Salani. Einaudi.   Premio Malaparte Special Mention Award 1988 to William Weaver.   Continue […]

John Le Carré

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Alias David Cornwell, Borneo 1931, Poole, Dorsetshire. Writer of spy stories and mysteries.   Main books: Call for The Dead. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy. The Little Drummer Girl. A Perfect Spy. The Looking Glass War. The Russia House. The Secret Pilgrim. Smiley’s People. The Night Manager. Murder […]

Manuel Puig

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General Villegas, Argentina 1932 – Cuernavaca 1990. Poet, novelist, playwriter.   Main books: Betrayed by Rita Hayworth. Heatbreak Tango. The Buenos Aires Affair. The Kiss of The Spider Woman. Pubis Angelical. Under a Mantel of Stars. Blood of Requited Love. Mistery of the Rose Bouquet. Eternal Curse on The Reader of These Pages. Tropical Night […]

Nadine Gordimer

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Spring, South Africa 1923- Johannesburg 2014. Novelist and essayist.   Main books: A World of Strangers. Occasion for Loving. July’s People. The Soldier’s Embrace. Something Out There. A Sport of Nature . The Late Bourgeois World. Living in Hope and History: Notes from Our Century. My Son’s Story. Jump and other Stories. None to Accompany […]

Saul Bellow

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Lachine, Quebec, 1915-Brookline, USA, 2005. Novelist, play-writer, essayist.   Main books: Dangling Man. The Victim. The Adventure of Augie March. Seize the Day. Henderson the Rain King. Herzog. Mr. Sammler’s Planet. Humboldt’s Gift. To Jerusalem and Back. The Dean’s December. The Bellarosa Connection. More Die of Heartbreak. Him with his Foot in His Mouth. Ravelstein. […]

Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess (Manchester 1916 -London 1993) novelist, essayist and children books writer.   Main books: Earthly Power The Eve of Saint Venus Shakespeare Enderby Flame into Being A Clockwork Orange Any Old Iron The Long Day Wanes Man of Nazareth.   Other interests: Teacher in Malaysia, journalist, musician and composer.   Italian Publisher: Mondadori Rusconi […]