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Alessandro MARI

Guest at the Books & Music Festival 2016

Born in 1980, in Busto Arsizio in Lombardy, Alessandro Mari is a specialist in Thomas Pynchon on which he did his thesis. He works in publishing. The crazy hopes, his first novel, was received by Italian critics as a great revelation.

Alessandro Mari, for The crazy hopes, is in the running for the Medicis 2015 prize (“foreign novels” category), the 2015 best foreign book award (“novels” category) and the Jean-Carrière prize.


He will be present:

Sat April 16/16 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle - Italy Program in Deauville
Meeting with Filippo D'angelo, Giorgio Fontana & Alessandro Mari
Here are three young voices, three of the rising stars of Italian literature. Fully original voices. The first delivers, with The end of the other world, a provocative prose. The second, with Death of a Happy Man, won the famous Campiello Prize, placing him among the confirmed talents of the young generation. The third made himself famous by a remarkable first novel The Foolish Hope and is the translator into Italian of Patti Smith. Between them, they draw up a portrait of Italy by the romantic route and create a singular literary work to be discovered without delay.