Author: Paolo Maurensig

Paolo Maurensig lives near Udine. 
Internationally renown for the best seller The Lüneburg Variation (La variante di Lüneburg, Adelphi) translated into more than 20 languages.  He is also the author of Canone inverso (film starring R. Tognazzi) (1996), Wounded Venus (Venere lesa, Mondadori,1998), The Dream’s Guardian (Il guardiano dei sogni, Mondadori 2003) and The Chess’s Archangel (L’arcangelo degli scacchi, Mondadori, 2013). In 2015 he wrote Theory of Shadows (Teoria delle ombre, Adelphi, 2015) with which he won the distinguished Premio Bagutta. His last novels: A Devil Comes to Town (Il diavolo nel cassetto, Einaudi, 2018) and God’s Play (Il gioco degli dei, Einaudi, 2019).


L’ULTIMA TRAVERSA Author translated into more than 20 languages pp.74 Barney, 2015 Theoria, 2018 Rights held: Italian and World English (Benedetta Centovalli Lit.Ag.) Rest of the World and Film (Nabu Int’l Lit &Film Agency) Rights sold: In a village near Bolzano in northern Italy, a young and eager pastor has […]

The Last Crossing


VENERE LESA Author translated into more than 20 languages pp.190 Mondadori, 1998 Theoria, 2019 Rights held: Italian and World English (Benedetta Centovalli Lit. Ag.) Rest of the World and Film (Nabu Lit.&Film Ag.) Rights sold: In this novel, Paolo Maurensig’s narrative skill lies in the subtle and indecipherable play of […]

Wounded Venus


GLI AMANTI FIAMMINGHI THE FLEMISH LOVERS Author translated into more than 20 languages pp.190 Mondadori, 1998 Theoria, 2019 Rights held: Italian and World English (Benedetta Centovalli Lit. Ag.) Rest of the World and Film (Nabu Lit.&Film Ag.) Rights sold: Two middle-aged friends set off with their wives on a vacation […]

The Flemish Lovers