Guest Author Spotlight

Erri De Luca

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ERRI DE LUCA is an Italian novelist, translator, and poet. He has been called the "writer of the decade" by the Correiere della Sera. He is self-taught in several languages including Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish. His work has been translated and published in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Holland, the United States, Brazil, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Greece, Lithuania, and more. He has himself translated several books of the Bible into Italian and explored various aspects of Judaism as a non-believer. In France, he received the France Culture Prize in 1994, the Laure Batallion Award in 2002, and the Feminia Etranger award in 2002. In 2010 he was given the German international literacy Petrarca-Preis. He also writes regularly for various newspapers and magazines.

Published works include Non ora, non qui; Una nuvola come tappeto; Aceto, Arco baleno; I colpi dei sensi; Prove di riposta; In alto a sinistra; Pianoterra; Alzaia; Ora prima; Tu, mio; Tre cavalli; Montedidio; Nocciolo d'oliva; Il contrario di uno; In nome della madre; Sulla traccia di Nives; Tentativi di scouraggiamento a darsi alla scrittura (Attempts at Discouragement When Taking Up Writing); Il giorno prima della felicita; Il peso della farfalla; Tu non c'eri; and E disse; and the poetry book Opera sull'acqua e altre poesie.