Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
25 28 May 2022

Antonio Scurati

Antonio Scurati was Born in Naples in 1969. He grew up between Venezia and Ravello. Scurati lives in Milan where he is Professor of Comparative Literature and of Creative Writing at IULM University, columnist for the Italian newspaper «Corriere della Sera» and scientific co-director of the Master in Storytelling Arts.He won the main Italian literary awards. He made his debut in 2002 with the novel “The muffled sound of the battle” (“Il rumore sordo della battaglia”); then, in 2005, he published “The survivor” (“Il sopravvissuto”, winner of the Campiello Prize). Other novels are “A romantic story”(“Una storia romantica”, winner of the SuperMondello Prize), “The boy who was dreaming the end of the world” (“Il bambino che sognava la fine del mondo”, 2009), “The second midnight” (“La seconda mezzanotte”, 2011), “The disloyal father” (“Il padre infedele”, 2013) and “The best time of our lives” (“Il tempo migliore della nostra vita”, winner of the Premio Viareggio-Rèpaci and of the Premio Selezione Campiello, both Italian literary awards). In 2006 he published an essay entitled “Literature of inexperience” (“La letteratura dell’inesperienza”), followed by other studies.  “M. Il figlio del secolo”, the first novel of a tetralogy dedicated to fascism and to Benito Mussolini, was published in 2018 and won the Strega Prize in 2019. The book has been at the top of the charts for two consecutive years, it is being translated into forty languages and will become a television series.