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 goes...

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 This interview, unpublished until now, was collected between April 29th and May 3rd 2009; that is why some questions are...

Nathalie Bauer: writing at the service of history

Nathalie Bauer, After a PhD in History, in 1990 her translations begin to be published, and she early becomes one of the most important French translators from Italian (among the authors she transposed there are Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, Paolo Giordano, Margaret Mazzantini, Antonio Pennacchi). In 2000 she authors her first novel Zena, followed by Le feu, la vie...

From Inquisition to Tortuga – Interview with Valerio Evangelisti Part II

Here you can find the conclusion of the long interview that Valerio Evangelisti, with delightful willingness, accepted to yield us. The first part can be read on Inkroci 4. Note: different fonts have been used to distinguish the interventions of two interviewers: those by Caimi are in bold, those by Gregori are in bold italic. Even though you don’t have many...

From Inquisition to Tortuga – Interview with Valerio Evangelisti

  When we wrote to ask him for an interview, Valerio Evangelisti not only was exquisitely available, but he even invited us to lunch with him. During the meal we talked and discussed, among other things, the online magazine Carmilla, mentioning his friendship with Giuseppe Genna. Therefore, when we started the interview, it seemed obvious to begin right from there. Note:...

Always go beyond – Interview with Roberto Rossellini

The impossible interviews You are considered the father of Italian Neorealism. What is the origin of Neorealism? Neorealism was born, unconsciously, as vernacular cinema; it later became fully self-aware of the human and social problems in the war and post-war periods. So what is the real Neorealism? I have always pushed myself to say that, for me, Neorealism was just a moral position. What...

Fifteen Questions to Catherine Dunne

   So many and so different are the judgments and the opinions on Catherine Dunne that it’s hard to say which of them can portrait her properly and sincerely. Some celebrate her as a multi-bestseller author, mentioning her million copy books sold all over the world. Some criticize and disdainfully regard her as one of the best known representative of the so-called...

Erri De Luca: The Unreliable Witness

an interview with Erri De Luca When we wrote to him to ask for an interview, Erri De Luca answered that he considered our attention as a privilege. It is from this statement that we started, when we met him under the arcades of La Scala in Milan, on a sunny May afternoon.  Hearing about privilege, in a world which is...

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