Ambra Porcedda – Bestiary of miserable lives


Our daily horror give to us this day

In this eleven stories collection, Ambra Porcedda, using an everyday and easygoing style, analyzes an Italy overflowing with human decay. Refraining from moralistic tones, the Sardinian author digs with irony and wit in her characters’ existential emptiness, writing a comedy of horrors who reads like a magazine but cuts like a scalpel.

Translation by Sara Di Girolamo

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).