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Giorgio Montefoschi (Italy)

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Giorgio Montefoschi is a writer, literary critic and translator. He has written sixteen novels, many of which are set in his native city of Rome. In 1994 he won the Premio Strega, Italy’s most important literary prize, with La casa del padre.He wrote his graduate thesis on writer Elsa Morante, worked for the Corriere della Sera newspaper and made cultural programs for the Italian public broadcaster RAI. His latest novel, Il buio dell’India, is an essayistic travelogue about a fascinating country and its veiled light.

Supported by Instituto Italiano di Cultura Amsterdam (Facebook).