From Leonardo Sciascia to Roberto Saviano
Appendix: Biographical Information on the Authors Discussed
Antonello Carbone (1967) is a journalist based in Catania, where he works for Tgr Rai Sicilia. He previously collaborated with L’Espresso Sera and La Sicilia. He also participated in the Rai daily show La vita in diretta. A Taormina, d’inverno (2013) is his first novel.
Umberto Eco (1932) is one of the most recognized scholars in Italy and abroad, and professor emeritus at Università di Bologna. After an initial involvement in “Azione Cattolica”, he abandoned religious faith. Over the years, he has applied his studies on semiology and philosophy to narrative techniques, becoming a novelist in 1980, with the publication of Il nome della rosa. Among the many influential works by Eco, it is particularly worth mentioning Opera aperta (1962), a study on the reception of written texts, and Apocalittici e integrati (1964), in which he discusses the controversial relationship between intellectuals and mass media.
Carlo Lucarelli (1960) is one of the main protagonists of the period of increasing popularity that noir literature has enjoyed in Italy from the Nineties to today. He was one of the founding members of Gruppo 13, which fostered the discussion on the Italian giallo. Thanks to his clever use of different media and technologies, Lucarelli has created a persona that embodies the commitment of writers to social denunciation. He is widely known as a novelist, journalist, Internet and television personality. His literary trilogy of Ispettore Coliandro was turned into a TV series and a graphic novel. Lucarelli also hosts Blu...
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