Author: Luca Doninelli

Luca Doninelli was born in Leno, in the province of Brescia, in 1956. As well as a narrator, he is a theater critic and a literary critic. He made his debut in 1990 with I due fratelli (Rizzoli), followed by the novels La revoca (Garzanti, 1992, Selection Campiello Prize, Premio città di Catanzaro and Premio Napoli), The futile truth (Garzanti, 1995), The new era ( Garzanti, 1999), La mano (Garzanti, 2001), Back to the sea (Garzanti, 2004), The dust of Allah (Garzanti, 2007), The simple things (Bompiani, 2015), Self-knowledge (La Nave di Teseo, 2017). In 1994 he wrote a series of long stories Decorous Memories (Garzanti, 1994), with which he was awarded the Grinzane Cavour Award for Italian fiction. He is the author of numerous books for children, including Tobia and Giuseppe, published in 2002 by Interlinea. For the theater he is also author, among other things, of the text Ite Missa Est, which debuted in 2002 under the direction of Claudio Longi. He has also published a series of Conversations with Giovanni Testori (Guanda, 1993) and the essay composed of a series of “insurrectional writings” on Milan, The Collapse of Expectations (Garzanti, 2005). In 2018 he published for La nave di Teseo A gratitude without debts, a tribute to the maestro Giovanni Testori.


LE COSE SEMPLICI Bompiani, 2015 Rights sold: – pp.838 Rights held: Italian and World English (Benedetta Centovalli Lit.Ag.) Rest of the World and film (Nabu Int’l Lit &Film Agency) Rights sold: Shortlisted Premio Campiello 2016 Shortisted Premio Corrado Alvaro-Libero Bigiaretti 2016. One of the most esteemed and appreciated authors of […]

Simple Things