Voice and rhythm – Interview with David Butler

Writing in different genre poses a number of problems, but also opportunities for modern writers. 'It’s  not always immediately obvious to writers in what genre an idea or a voice will best develop and come to life,' says David Butler, who is not just a fiction writer and poet, but an award-winning playwright as well. 'As a modus...

A global peace: interview with Laura Tussi

Laura Tussi is a journalist, writer and teacher, who deals with non-violent and intercultural pedagogy. Together with Fabrizio Cracolici (President of the Nova Milanese section of ANPI – National Association of Italian Partisans - in the Monza & Brianza province), she is the promoter and manager of an institutional project launched by the cities of Nova Milanese and...

Essayists are more inventive than novelists – Interview with Luigi Amara

Poetics of recovery. This is what the works of Luigi Amara appear to be. Amara is a Mexican essayist and poet, author of books translated in Germany and France, such as El Peaton Inmovil (2013), Historia Descabellada de la Peluca (2014), La Escuela del Aburrimiento (2012) and his latest work Una Caja dentro de una Caja dentro de...

No Nukes: interview with Alfonso Navarra

Alfonso Navarra is an “anti-journalist”, writer and editor of the magazine “Difesa – ambiente” (Defending the environment). He has always been a pacifist and antimilitarist, he is the spokesman for the "Stop playing with atomic fire" argument within the campaign for conscientious objection to military spending (www.osmdpn.it) and the Secretary of the League for unilateral disarmament. He is...

Future? What kind of future? – Interview with the writer Italo Bonera

An interview with the writer Italo Bonera (author of the books Ph0xGen!, I'm not like you - Io non sono come voi, and Heaven and Iron – Cielo e ferro) at the Primo Piano Literary Cafe in Brescia, in a meeting with the author organized by our magazine.   You didn’t make your writing debut early... No, I didn’t. I was...

Books are like children – Interview with Lia Mills

Books are like children, leaving home. You want the world to treat them well                                                      What was the first book to make an impression on you? Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. My brother worked at a...

The Truth behind appearances – An interview with Silvia Accorrà

Silvia Accorrà, writer, poet, translator, and photographer, is the author of “Tokyo Love” (published by Enrico Damiani Editore), an extremely innovative novel. We have been talking to her, and tracing her artistic pathway. You made your debut as an author in 1991, barely in your twenties, with the poetry collection Mezzoforte. The next collection, Pesce di terra (Ground fish), was...

Writing is like making love: interview with Giuseppe Ciarallo

As a writer, you start at 36 years with your collection Racconti per sax tenore (Stories for tenor sax).  Someone would say it is a late onset. But, is there an age to start? Let me say that publishing my first book at 36 was a clever moving action to avoid being catalogued, with all the rhetoric that usually...

Uncomfortable culture – Interview with Moni Ovadia – part two

  Moni Ovadia, ever kind and amenable, agreed to let us interview him on two separate occasions. We conclude here the publication of the interview that began in the previous issue. Do you think that in Italy we may eventually re-appropriate our culture? I think so. Once we have reached rock bottom. Obviously, this time we haven’t understood how deep that bottom...

Moni Ovadia: Resistance, Workers’ Rights and Israeli Politics

Moni Ovadia proved to be most helpful and friendly; he agreed to let us interview him on two separate occasions, in between his other commitments. He actively participated in the discussion, becoming quite impassioned, and no topic was left unanswered. This interview, unpublished until now, was collected between April 29th and May 3rd 2009; that is why some questions are...

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