A Prelude to the 22nd Annual Week of Italian Language
VERONICA RAIMO: THE GIRL AT THE DOOR
Oct 15, 2022 | 3-4 PM
The Drawing Room Gallery Annex
780 Valencia St, San Francisco
Organized by Litquake, co-presented by Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
Free Admission – Registration required
Described as “one of the most original and exciting writers in Italy today,” Veronica Raimo is best-known to English-language readers from her 2019 novel The Girl at the Door, a riveting story of lust, power, and betrayal which Vanity Fair Italy has called “the first post-Weinstein novel.” But her accomplishments are many, from novels to poetry, translations, and screenplays. She was short-listed this year for the Strega Prize, for her book Niente di Vero (“Nothing True”), an autobiographical fiction which has been compared to Portnoy’s Complaint and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s TV series Fleabag. Her newest novel in English, Lost on Me, will appear in 2023 from Little, Brown. She will read from and discuss her work.
Veronica Raimo (1978) was born and lives in Rome. She is the author of four novels, the most recent of which, Niente di vero (Einaudi), was short-listed for the Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award. It will be published in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Slovenia, with cinema rights acquired by Fandango. With Marco Rossari, she wrote the book of poems Le bambinacce (Feltrinelli). Her stories have appeared in various anthologies and magazines, both in Italy and abroad. She co-wrote the script for the film Bella addormentata (“Sleeping Beauty,” 2012) by director Marco Bellocchio, and contributes cultural articles to various Italian publications. Her translations into Italian include works by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Octavia E. Butler, Ray Bradbury, and Ursula K. Le Guin.