Posts Tagged ‘Italian’

I’m Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti

 Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt Five words from the blurb: Italian, village, children, discovery, scare I bought a copy of this book a couple of years ago after seeing several bloggers rave about it. For some reason I expected it to be chilling and so avoided reading it until I could do so in […]

The Whisperer – Donato Carrisi

 Translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside Five words from the blurb: missing, girls, arms, police, secrets. I hadn’t heard of this book, but spotted it in my library and was sold by the bold lettering on the cover proclaiming it to be: The Italian Literary Thriller Phenomenon The blurb informed me that it had […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Paolo Giordano

 Translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside Winner of the Premio Strega 2008, Italy’s premier literary award. Paolo Giorgdano is the youngest author to win the Premio Strega – he was just 26 when he was awarded the prize. There has been a lot of publicity around this and so I was keen to see how […]