TransPitch #5: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The Man Booker Prize is undoubtedly one of the biggest prizes in the anglo-american literary scene and this year it made quite a lot of noise because of its two joint winners: Margaret Atwood of The Handmaid’s Tale fame, with its sequel The Testaments, and the lesser known Bernardine Evaristo with Girl, Woman, Other. Awarding…

TransPitch #3: Short Short Stories, by Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is without doubt one of the most prominent American contemporary writers and all his works have been translated into Italian, including his latest novel The Parade, published by Feltrinelli this year. All his works except the collection Short Short Stories, which was originally published by Penguin in 2005 as a Pocket Penguin. I…

TransPitch #2: Istruzioni per diventare fascisti, by Michela Murgia

Let’s not beat around the bush: we are experiencing the rise of a far right neo-fascist wave throughout Europe as well as globally. What does that have to do with books and why am I suddenly getting all political? Well, because books help us investigate and understand the world we live in, and because if…

TransPitch #1: Goliath, by Tom Gauld

“Is someone going to come out and fight you now?” “I hope not.” Goliath is Tom Gauld’s first graphic novel and it is a retelling of the Biblical myth from the point of view of Goliath himself. It is also the only graphic novel by Gauld that has not been translated into Italian yet. I…