Dacia Maraini

with Joseph Farrell 

About the book

The first interview-autobiography from the internationally acclaimed author of The Silent Duchess.

The concentration camp in Japan, while still a girl. Life in Sicily at the ancestral home of her mother, the painter Topazia Alliata. The beginning of her writing career in Rome. The complicated relationship with her father, the well-known anthropologist Fosco Maraini. The artists she befriended: Alberto Moravia, Pasolini, Maria Callas. The literary prizes she won. The battles for women’s rights she fought. In this wonderfully entertaining read, Dacia Maraini tells it all, from childhood to the present day. Readers will be enchanted by her incredible life story and won’t be able to put the book down until its very last page.

Dacia Maraini is Italy’s most translated author, with her books available in more than twenty languages. Both La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa and Bagheria were on Italy’s bestseller lists for almost two years.

Buyer’s guide

Cover price: 15,00 euros
Pages: 200
ISBN: 978-88-96209-38-7
Rights Held: WORLD
Publication date: February 2019 (new edition)
Category: autobiography, literary
Audience: general


★★★★★ “A well-brewed conversation… on the page.”
Times Literary Supplement  

★★★★★ “A wonderful literary journey.”
Il Tirreno 

★★★★★ “A talented writer who has always challenged society with her books.”
Il Sole24Ore 

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