Current Projects... Forthcoming and In Progress

DEVIATION by Luce d'Eramo
Forthcoming from Farrar Straus Giroux, September 18, 2018
(Deviazione, Mondadori, 1979; Feltrinelli 2012)
A fictional account of the time the author spent in the Nazi labor camps
during World War II, when as a young woman she left home to go and
see for herself the stark reality of oppression and exploitation. A harrowing,
surreal experience told with great emotional intensity.

  



SOLITARY by Maurizio Torchio
Forthcoming from Seagull Books, October 15, 2018
(Cattivi, Einaudi, 2015)
From the dark pit of an isolation cell a voice wells up. It is that of a prisoner serving a life sentence
for kidnapping: a cruel play of mirrors that replicates perpetrators and victims, imprisonment and freedom,
in a kaleidoscopic effect. What takes place in solitary confinement is pure time, devoid of events.
So much so that it makes the world outside seem even more evanescent, more unreal than the past,
more illusory than dreams. A coincidence of loneliness unites and equalizes prisoners and jailers.
Solitary is a novel of suppressed words and feelings, distorted by the internment that restricts them,
as well as a story of survival in extreme conditions. Critic Goffredo Fofi wrote: “One of the best books
about the condition of captivity or, by extension, about the human condition.”

  

GOD IS YOUNG by Pope Francis with Thomas Leoncini
Random House, In progress
(Dio è giovane, Piemme, 2018) 
In this interview with author/journalist Thomas Leoncini, Pope Francis reflects on the role that
young people can play in bringing about a renewal of society in today's world. The pontiff’s words 
carry hope for a future “revolution of tenderness,” and the 2018 Synod on Young People represents
the ideal framework for stimulating dialogue and building a bridge between the elderly and the
young, the “old dreamers” and the “young prophets.”

   



IL DIAVOLO NEL CASSETTO by Paolo Maurensig
World Editions, In progress

(Einaudi, 2018)
A story within a story within a story, a manuscript found in the drawer of an aspiring writer,
and a cleric’s tale about events that took place in the Swiss village of Dichtersruhe (“poet’s repose”),
where Goethe is said to have once spent a night, and which is now populated with closet writers.
A tale about rabid foxes, the devil who appears in flesh and blood professing to be a publisher,
the collective hysteria of the villagers, etc. An absorbing mystery on one level, the book may also
be read as a wry apologue on vanity and conceit, as well as a fable about popular superstitions,
such as the atavistic fear inspired by the fox. Like a rabid fox that exhibits strange behavior,
approaching humans rather than fleeing from them, the devil, too, plays tricks to get close
to his intended victim.




SNAPSHOTS by Claudio Magris
Yale University Press, In progress

(Istantanee, La Nave di Teseo, 2016)
A collection of quick takes whose dates range from 1999 to 2013, most of
the pieces are very brief, offering glimpses of life and culture as captured
through the author’s very personal lens. The panoramic nature of the
vignettes is broad in scope, encompassing a variety of subjects rendered
in quick, decisive brushstrokes and always engaging.




DESTINATION PARADISE:
AMONG THE JIHADISTS OF THE MALDIVES
by Francesca Borri
Seven Stories Press, In progress

(Einaudi, 2017)
A reporter’s thoughtful and spirited foray into a Maldives that lies beyond the facade
presented to tourists who visit the islands. Though vacationers at the resorts are largely
unaware that they are in a Muslim country, the Maldives is a jihadist breeding ground:
“In the Maldives everybody has a brother, a cousin, a friend in Syria. In August, while the
whole world watched the Olympics, in the Maldives everyone watched the Battle of Aleppo.”

Finalist for the European Press Prize
Distinguished Writing Award 2017




Top of Page        Home