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Meet the Author Online: Edoardo Albinati



Meet the Author Online: Edoardo Albinati

Edoardo Albinati encourages us to read the influential American poet John Ashbery who inspires us to find freedom, openness and courage through the practice of writing and creativity.

Born in Rome, after Albinati started his career as a translator, a script adaptor and as editor of the magazine Nuovi Argomenti. He made his debut as a writer in 1988, with a collection of short stories titled Arabeschi della vita morale. His 1989 novel Il polacco lavatore di vetri was adapted into a film, The Ballad of the Windshield Washers by Peter Del Monte. From the mid-1990s he worked at the Rebibbia prison as a teacher. In 2002 and in 2004 he took part to two UN High Commission for Refugees missions in Afghanistan and Chad, also writing several reports published by the newspapers Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica.

In 2004 Albinati won the Viareggio Prize with the novel Svenimenti. In 2006 he co-wrote with actor Filippo Timi the novel Tuttalpiù muoio, which later Timi adapted into a stage drama. In 2015 he collaborated with Matteo Garrone for the screenplay of the fantasy film Tale of Tales and 2016 he won the Strega Prize with the semi-autobiographical novel La scuola cattolica.


Date: Da Thursday, July 23, 2020 a Thursday, July 30, 2020

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles

Entrance : Free


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