Luca Ragagnin (Turin, 1965) is an Italian author, poet, and lyricist.
His collections of short stories and poems has been published on literary magazines since the early '80s and have been translated in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Romania and Montenegro. In 1995, a collection of his poems won the Montale Prize and was read by Vittorio Gassman in the television series “Cammin leggendo” after being published by Scheiwiller.
He is the author of many succesful theatrical works, written on his own or in collaboration with famous playwrights of the likes of Enrico Remmert, Emanuele Conte, Andrea Liberovici, Michele Di Mauro, Murcof and Lella Costa.
Pontescuro (Miraggi Edizioni, 2019), was selected for the Strega Prize and is currently being published in the U.S.
Among his novels: Marmo Rosso (Baldini & Castoldi, 2014), Arcano 21 (Del Vecchio Editore, 2014), Agenzia Pertica (2017), Pontescuro (2019) and The intermittent child, published in 2022, all by Miraggi Edizioni.
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WINNER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE “EGI VOLTERRANI”
LONGLISTED STREGA AWARD 2019
Everyone lies. About who they are, and about what they want. To others, as well as to themselves.
It takes the murder of the beautiful and much coveted daughter of the local landlord to reveal the truth about the villagers of Pontescuro, a small village in the north of Italy; about who they really are, and how petty and small their hearts can be.
This is a story about the courage it takes to be oneself and the cowardice of denying this freedom of identity; revealing, in the clash, our collective human fragility.
Set in Italy in 1922, the new novel by breakthrough author and Strega nominee Luca Ragagnin is literary fiction at its best.
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Nominated by Alessandro Perissinotto for the 2022 Strega Award