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THE REVELATION OF THE ITALIAN SELF-PUBLISHING MARKET More than 10,000 downloads in the first week!!!

The Touched saga

ELISA S. AMORE What are you willing to sacrifice when the only person that can save you ... is the same person that has to kill you? Told over five books, the story of Evan and Gemma is a magical, adventurous fight for survival, but, above all, is an intense and overwhelming love story. An inner journey, in which the protagonist crosses Heaven and Hell to redeem her life and the lives of those who loves, revealing worlds never discovered before. Developed from a Norwegian legend, Touched is about to offer a new vision of Angels in Urban Fantasy, with a plot that doesn’t draw on apocryphal and religious texts, a plot which thickens and intensifies throughout the saga to talk about new parallel worlds, where the Angels play a role very different from the norm. One of the characteristic elements of the saga is the opposition of another leading figure to that of the Subterraneans: the Witch, a charmed creature related to evil ever since its creation, although the line between good and evil is constantly overturned. The role of the Witch will be further analyzed, especially in the third book, in which the protagonist is forced to come to terms with her true nature. Although the Touched saga follows a romantic theme, it is not aimed exclusively at a female audience, as it is full of action, magic, adventure and even motor racing (a new element in this kind of novel), ruthless fights and new, mysterious and dark places, as well as love, sacrifice and death. It is aimed at a target audience that ranges from younger adolescents to a more mature audience. In every book, the point of view of the narrator shifts between Evan and Gemma, enabling the reader to discover the protagonists’ emotions directly through their thoughts.

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Elisa S. Amore was born in 1984 and lives in a small village in the heart of Sicily with her husband, her son and a pug that sleeps all day and from which she is inseparable. She was nicknamed “Bookworm” by her family members. She loves to write at night, knowing that stars keep her company, while the rest of the world sleeps. She likes to swim, walk through the woods and daydreaming . She collect books and animated films, all jealously guarded. La carezza del destino is her debut novel.

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Touched. La carezza del destino Touched. The Caress of Fate (vol. #1 of the Touched Saga)

Nord October 2013

One look, and Gemma Bloom realizes that her life will never be the same. She has no idea of who that boy is, yet she can’t stop thinking of him, of his enigmatic smile and of his eyes, as passionate as the stormy sea. Evan too is bewitched by Gemma, he feels an immediate yet very strong bond between them. It could be the beginning of a perfect love story, but Gemma is consumed by doubts. There is something dark in Evan, something that scares her. Is this because, at times, Gemma is the only one who notices the presence of Evan, while he is invisible to other people? And why some people were found dead, shortly after being seen with him? One thing is certain: Gemma knows that her life depends on Evan. It is indeed so... though not in the way she imagines. The fate of Gemma is sealed, her time is running out. It is the mission of Evan to accompany her into the Realm of the Deads. But everything is different this time. This time Evan has to make a painful choice: he either has to obey orders and kill the woman he loves so much, or he has to defy the laws of both Heaven and Hell to save her. A publishing phenomenon even before its publication, La carezza del destino combines disruptive passions with secrets that can’t be revealed, impossible decisions and powerful emotions. The result is a love story as intense as the feelings that bind Evan and Gemma, while Fate impends over them.

Foreign Rights: Spanish - Oz Editorial

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Unfaithful. L’inganno della notte Unfaithful. The Deceit of the Night (vol. #2 of the Touched Saga)

Nord March 2014

For centuries, Evan James accompanied the souls of the dead into the Underworld and he fulfilled his duty with absolute devotion. Then, one day, he saw Gemma and everything changed, as he recognized Love, true Love. Evan would not allow Gemma to die. And he did not hesitate to disobey orders to save her life, risking eternal damnation. Since then, Evan and Gemma became inseparable and their relationship grew stronger day by day. But an error breaks the fragile balance. Driven by the desire to share with Gemma every aspect of his existence, Evan reveals her a dangerous secret... Both will pay for this mistake as Death comes back to claim Gemma. Terrified, the girl seeks refuge in Evan’s home while he asks for help to the only people he can trust: Simon, Ginevra and Drake. Thanks to them, he hopes to find a way to thwart this new threat. Soon, however, he discovers that Fate can’t be cheated. Evan and Gemma have to fight a threat that will surprise them right as soon as they felt safe... The game is risky, with jelousies and secret betrayals… Once again Evan has to make a difficult decision: what is he willing to give up, to protect Gemma? Following the success of La carezza del destino, Elisa S. Amore is back with a new novel which combines passion, intrigue and suspense; L’inganno della notte is a love story, strong and multifaceted, magical and surprising.

Foreign Rights: Spanish - Oz Editorial

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Brokenhearted. Il potere dell’oscurità Brokenhearted. The Power of Darkness (vol. #3 of the Touched Saga) As Evan James died in her arms, Gemma has been plunged into an abyss of grief and guilt. Evan had defied the laws of Fate to save her life and he has paid dearly for his disobedience. Gemma can not imagine her life without him. Yet, day by day, the pain gives way to another feeling - a blind, deep rage. It is as if a dark force grows inside Gemma’s soul to take control of her ...

PRAISES FOR THE TOUCHED SAGA “An amazing novel, fresh and interesting; anyone should have it in the library.” Io Donna “Elisa S. Amore is one of the few phenomena of the Italian self-publishing.” Vanity Fair “Young dreamers of love, in the library there’s a new novel for you.” Marie Claire “La carezza del destino is the literary event of the year.” Tu Style “The fantasy-sentimental genre is becoming successful in Italy. The queen is the twenty-nine Elisa S. Amore.” F Magazine “Debut with a bang .” La Sicilia “Elisa S. Amore’s La carezza del destino is her debut novel in the bookstores, but if you write her name on the web, you will discover a world. Elisa’s talent is clear: it seems to read a classic saga made ​​in the USA.” Pop Up Literature “An incredible fantasy novel, where love is perfectly mixed with supernatural. It’s a new saga that already makes readers wait anxiously for the second chapter. It will be great, no doubt.” Il recensore

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Il sale rosa dell’Himalaya Himalayan Pink Salt

Bompiani April 2014

CAMILLA BARESANI

Tough, relentless, corrosive: Il sale rosa dell’Himalaya tells the story of Giada, a thirty year old living in Milan. The novel begins on February 13, 2013; it’s raining and the young woman is at home, she is waiting for a very important, indeed, crucial guest. Dinner is ready, but Giada - on a whim - decides to go out to buy some Himalayan pink salt. She wears high heels, she walks talking on the phone, she is in a hurry, she is going to meet a man who can change her life... Suddenly two strangers come into the scene: Giada’s life will never be the same. This is the beginning of the story. Giada is very ambitious. She is smart and she is clever, yet others are smarter. Her struggle to be a successful and famous PR becomes Giada’s struggle against the world. The conflict is not only against sworn enemies, but against enemies that are hidden everywhere, even where people least expect them. There is no love, no eroticism, no seduction in this novel. There are betrayal, violence and oppression. Described with a detached and ironical tone by Camilla Baresani, Il sale rosa dell’Himalaya has a strong narrative tension, till the beautiful and surprising, unexpected end.

Camilla Baresani is a writer and journalist for “Sette”, the weekly magazine published by “Il Corriere della Sera”, and for the newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore”. Other novels by the author: Il plagio (Bompiani, 2000); Sbadatamente ho fatto l’amore (Bompiani, 2002); Un’estate fa (Bompiani, 2010). Non fiction: Il piacere tra le righe (Bompiani, 2003); L’imperfezione dell’amore (Bompiani, 2005); TIC – Tipi Italiani Contemporanei (Bompiani, 2006) with Renato Mannheimer; La cena delle meraviglie (Feltrinelli, 2007) with Allan Bay.

**www.camillabaresani.com**

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THE LONG AWAITED SEQUEL TO IL TRIBUNALE DELLE ANIME

Il cacciatore del buio The Hunter of the Dark

Longanesi September 2014

DONATO CARRISI This novel is not only a journey into the secrets of Rome, the most famous and yet most mysterious, unknown city in the world. It’s not just a plunge into the most hidden and unexplored elements of our minds. This novel is about a man who has nothing - no identity, no memory, no love nor hatred – nothing but his talent. And the secret talent of Marcus is to find and identify anomalies and feel the presence of Evil. This novel is about a woman who is trying to start everything over. Sandra works too on the crime scenes, but, unlike Marcus, she has not to be undercover, she does not need to hide herself; Sandra is a photo-detector of the police. Her talent is to photograph the void, the empityness and to make it visible. This is the novel of a killing spree that responds to a design, awful and yet seductive, while Rome is in the background, evocative and extraordinary.

Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 in Martina Franca and lives in Rome. He studied Law, majoring in Criminology and Behavioral Science. He then become a screenwriter for television series and cinema. He contributes to Il Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian newspaper, and he is the author of the international bestsellers Il suggeritore, Il tribunale delle anime, La donna dei fiori di carta, e L’ipotesi del male, all published by Longanesi. He has authored and hosted the prime time TV program, Il sesto senso, on Rai Tre, a major national channel.

**www.donatocarrisi.it**

Foreign Rights: French - Calmann Lévy

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WINNER OF THE PREMIO SCERBANENCO 2013!!! “Shiveringly intelligent” The Times

L’ipotesi del male The Hypothesis of Evil

Longanesi April 2013

DONATO CARRISI “Have you ever desired to disappear?” It is a feeling that everyone, sooner or later, has experienced: the desire to disappear. To escape from it all. To leave each and every thing behind. But for some people it is not just a momentary lapse. It becomes an obsession, that devours and swallows them. These people disappear into the darkness. No one knows why or how. And soon almost everybody forget them. But not Mila Vasquez, for she is always surrounded by their looks. Every time she enters in the missing persons office - The Limbo - hundreds of eyes keep staring at her from the photos that cover the walls of the Room of Lost Steps. Unable to forget people vanished into thin air, she brings the signs of darkness on her skin too, like red flowers rooted in her soul. Maybe that’s why Mila is the best in what she does: to hunt those lost souls, forgotten by the rest of the world. But what if some of those disappeared suddenly come back with obscure intentions? Mila realizes that, to stop this army of shadows, clues are useless and investigations simply not enough. She must give the darkness a shape, and a ratio, to build a solid and convincing hypothesis... The Hypothesis of Evil.

Foreign Rights: Chinese (complex) - Spring French - Calmann Lévy German - Piper Greek - Oceanida Korean - Sigongsa Macedonian - Matica Polish - Albatros Portuguese - Porto Serbian - Alnari Spanish - Planeta UK & BC - Little, Brown & Co. Vietnamese - Women’s Publishing House

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Arrigoni e l’omicidio di via Vitruvio Arrigoni and the Murder in Via Vitruvio

DARIO CRAPANZANO Milan, March 1953: Flavio Villareale, fifty, actor, director and owner of the Imperial Theatre, an elegant Art Nouveau building nearby the Central Railway Station, is found dead in his apartment in via Vitruvio, a short walk from the theater. Umberto Calcaterra, partner of Flavio and administrator of the theater, found the corpse. The medical examiner discovers the unmistakable signs of a death by suffocation: Flavio Villareale was killed. Commissario Arrigoni is summoned to the crime scene on the way back from the never ending celebration of the marriage of his deputy, Salvatore Mastrantonio, aged 54, not very smart and newly married. As Mastrantonio goes to the honeymoon, Arrigoni is assisted by the brilliant inspector Giovine. The interrogations highlight the personality of the victim, a brilliant artist, yet a bad person: Flavio Villareale was always horny and devoted to sadomasochistic practices; he did not hesitate to exploit his charm and his position to seduce every beautiful woman he met. And this is only the beginning. Villareale’s past is also full of shadows: the victim was a devoted to Mussolini, and rumors say he had denounced opponents of the Fascist regime to Ovra, the Fascist secret police, even without proofs, to gain advantage out of it. To solve the mystery, Arrigoni has to face young and beautiful actresses, octogenarian prompters and Mussolini’s supporters... After the extraordinary success of the first four novels, Commissario Mario Arrigoni is back, with the places and almost forgotten, still magical atmosphere of the 50s, perfectly described by Dario Crapanzano, one of the most original voices of the noir genre.

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Mondadori August 2014 Dario Crapanzano was born in Milan, he graduated in Law but he studied and graduated also from the Accademia di Arte Drammatica directed by Esperia Sperani. He worked successfully in the advertising. In 2011, aged seventy, Crapanzano debuted with his first novel Il giallo di via Tadino (Fratelli Frilli Editori), which was reprinted several times in few months. He then published three more novels featuring Commissario Mario Arrigoni: Crapanzano is now considered a master of the noir genre.

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Arrivano i pagliacci Here come the Clowns

Mondadori September 2014 (Bompiani 2003)

CHIARA GAMBERALE Allegra Lunare is twenty, the age when everything begins: instead, everything ends for her, and she has to sum up the courage to start everything over. Allegra begins to write letters: she writes not to be afraid, to save her childhood, to remember the people and the things that made her world until that moment. She writes to the new tenants of the house where she lived with her bizarre family; Allegra is inspired by the objects she leaves behind and by the few she brings with her. Each object tells a story: that of his father, a revolutionary university student, and that of her mother, a young American model; that of the birth of her brother Giuliano, a boy affected by the Down’s syndrome. The magical love story between Adriana and Matilde; the fabulous meeting with Zuellen, a woman who seeks love desperately, who has the power to turn everything into something else. And Allegra will share with others the secret lesson she has learned from the theater and the circus, a most important secret: that after the performace of the acrobats, the trapeze, when everyone hold his breath and happiness seems to vanish every second – , then Clowns always arrive. Allegra’s style and rhythm are as fast as the breath of youth, when people are in a hurry to understand: surprising, unexpected, witty, naïve, sharp…. Chiara is really a fearless writer: she is capable to create characters that ask questions that concern everybody. Allegra Lunare asks questions about us, questions that make readers look beyond the surface: Questions that are risky, questions that are tough; yet without danger, without risk, there is no life and there would be no literature.

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Chiara Gamberale was born in 1977. She holds a degree in Film History from the University of Bologna. She writes and runs broadcasts for the national TV and Radio networks (Rai Tre and Radio Due); she writes in “La Stampa”, “Vanity Fair” and runs a popular blog on the website of “Il Corriere della Sera”. By the same author: Una vita sottile (Marsilio, 1999); Color lucciola (Marsilio, 2001); La zona cieca (Bompiani, 2008); Una passione sinistra (Bompiani, 2009 - Film Rights: Bianca Film); Le luci nelle case degli altri (Mondadori, 2010); L’amore quando c’era (Mondadori, 2011); Quattro etti d’amore, grazie (Mondadori, 2013); Per dieci minuti (Feltrinelli, 2013).

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TWELVE EDITIONS, 140,000 COPIES SOLD!!! SELEZIONE BANCARELLA 2014 AWARD!!!

Per dieci minuti For Ten Minutes

Feltrinelli November 2013

CHIARA GAMBERALE “Would you like to play a game?” “Which one, Doctor?” “For a month, as from now, for ten minutes a day, do something that you have never done before. Anything.” “What does it mean?” “Just do something, whatever you want. But you have never done.” “And then, Doctor, what happens in the end? Will I be normal again?” “We’ll talk about this in a month, Chiara. In the meanwhile, play the game, and please…No tricks.” Ten minutes. Ten minutes a day. Every day. For a month. Ten minutes for you. To do a new thing, a thing you’ve never done before. Ten minutes when your life is ruined and all you had no longer exists. Ten minutes to resist the temptation to contemplate the ruins, instead of looking forward. Ten minutes to be back on your feet when you’re lost, when you feel lost. Then you paint your nails pink fuchsia. You learn to play violin. You prepare pancakes with Nutella, you the woman who does not even know how to cook spaghetti. You join a hip hop class. You walk backwards in the streets. You grow lettuce and pepper. You ask your mother to talk about her. You give your mobile phone to a passer-by saying: “Choose a number from the list and send a text I LOVE YOU”. And slowly, time ceases to be your enemy, and it becomes an ally. You give up your patterns . The world seems new, because you are new. And, even though you do not realize it, you begin to live again. Per dieci minuti inspired a TV format broadcasted by Laeffe TV.

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Foreign Rights: French - Michel Lafon German - Berlin Verlag Hebrew - Keter Lithuanian - Alma Littera Polish - JK Spanish (World) - Seix Barral Turkish - Pegasus

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Il cuore oscuro di Firenze The Dark Heart of Florence

Rizzoli June 2013

MICHELE GIUTTARI Revenge, frenzy of passion. In his dark and fetid prison cell, the serial killer Daniele de Robertis can only imagine what his life would be outside, in the free world. He still has too many unsettled accounts with people. His twin brother Leonardo was killed. He feels a blind hatred for Sir George Holley. He feels a strong sexual appetite that kindles his dreams during the nights. The dream comes true when Daniele de Robertis escapes from prison, vanishing into thin air. Commissario Ferrara begins to live his worst nightmare when a famous lawyer and his wife are murdered at Bellavista, a small, beautiful village in the Tuscan countryside. As policemen carry out the inspection on the crime scene, they find nine horrible pictures. Nine women were slaughterd. Evil is back, and it seems unstoppable. The investigation will force Ferrara to inquire into the secrets of famous and untouchable people, in a spiral of obsession and violence. A mysterious Black Rose seems to be the source of everything, its influence spreads beyond the Italian boundaries.

Michele Giuttari became a lawyer in 1977. From 1995 until May 2003 he was the Chief of the Squadra Mobile in Florence. He investigated important matters, e.g. the Chinese mafia, international money laundering, as well as the murders committed by the Monster of Florence.

Michele Giuttari is back with a novel, written with the surgical precision of someone who has personally experienced what he tells and with the pace of a great storyteller, that forces the reader to face his own ghosts and fears.

Foreign Rights: UK & BC - Little, Brown & Co.

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Tutta la luce del mondo All the Light in the World

Bompiani March 2014

ALDO NOVE In an era “full of wonder”, the Middle Ages, an era of battles, of secrets, when the lands were for adventure and travel, and loves and fears were strong, was born a man, Giovanni di Bernardone, then known as Francesco, the man from Assisi. He saw the light and beauty of Jesus, his Master, not only in every person’s face but also in the animals, in the sun, the moon, the earth. That’s S. Francis, the “poor man” par excellence, the “God’s Fool”. In this new novel Aldo Nove tells the story of S. Francis lighlty and with a sincere voice; the point of view is that of Francis’s nephew, Picard, a boy initally frightened by the radical choices made by his uncle, then gradually imbued with admiration for Francis. Picard is aware that he cannot be like him, he is not able to follow his journey.

Aldo Nove is a poet, a novelist and a playwriter. He was born in Viggiù in 1967. Woobinda, his debut novel, was published in 1995 by Castelvecchi. He also wrote a collection of poems A schemi di costellazioni and another novel La vita oscena (both published by Einaudi in 2010). Bompiani published Zero e il Robot (2008) and Giancarlo Bigazzi. Il geniaccio della canzone italiana (2012).

In the background, Aldo Nove portrays the strong emotions and upheavals of an era that was not quite as dark as sometimes people believed.

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“A great novel of our time, at last.” Goffredo Fofi “When we talk about stories, Luca Rastello is my favorite author.” Enrico Deaglio

I buoni The Good People

Chiarelettere March 2014

LUCA RASTELLO The good people struggle to save the world. Their crusades are called ‘projects’, their god is the Law. Their leader is Don Silvano. He is the holy man with the thread-bare sweater, his eyes convey suffering as he preaches on the road and in the palace; he is close both to the pariahs and to the politicians, to rock stars, and to the convicts and the judges. Aza meets Don Silvano in his temple; she comes from the underworld, from the slums; she is slender and strong, she flees a life of violence and she is ambitious. The Almighty Silvano grants her a new language, a house, a career, even a love life. He give Aza Life. Then it does not matter if the temple is made of plasterboard, if the words of threats are spoken with the same tone as those of peace. Aza will keep hold of the rope that binds her to Don Silvano until her hands hurt, even when the world around her collapse. Luca Rastello wrote a lucid and fierce novel, focusing on things that are right under our eyes but we do not want to see, because of negligence or out of self defence. Yet, we are eventually caught: we recognize our need to live with the evil while we pretend to fight it, we see our need to accept a world that crushes us, while we live in it under anesthesia.

Luca Rastello has traveled and worked in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Africa and South America: he has worked for the Gruppo Abele and directed “Narcomafie”, “ L’Indice” and Osservatoriobalcani.org. He wrote La guerra in casa (Einaudi, 1998), Piove all’insù (2006), Undici buone ragioni per una pausa (2009), both published by Bollati Boringhieri, La frontiera addosso (Laterza, 2010). Chiarelettere published Io sono il mercato (2010) and Binario morto (2013, with Andrea De Benedetti). His books have been sold in Spain, Norway, United States, Poland and Great Britain.

Foreign Rights: French - La Table Ronde

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“Alessandra Appiano reveals a knowledge of the female nature that is never fleeting nor superficial.” Il Corriere della Sera “(She) accurately digs in the heart’s most obscure corners with irony, affection and sensibility.” Il Gazzettino

Solo un uomo Just a Man

Garzanti September 2013

ALESSANDRA APPIANO “I thought I knew love, but there is no rule in love, you have to learn everything at your own cost.” The dawn light enters the windows. Alice has not slept that night, she red the two letters lying in front of her. Two envelopes, one red and one white, are the only things that her best friend, Camilla, left her before vanishing into thin air. Camilla, a show girl and a successful writer, has always been the bulwork of Alice, her role model, from the day they met on the shoreline of a beach in Liguria. They were teenagers. Since then they shared everything - secrets, laughters and tears. Alice is now frightened. She is a single mother who never had the courage to live fully and discover what love is. She feels lonely, almost lost without Camilla. But her friend has not left her completely alone; the letters contain hints, clues that reveal the truth about Camilla’s disappearance. To understand these clues, Alice has to go back in time, she has to think about the relations and affairs that Camilla had. Camilla’s lovers will tell Alice who Camilla really was. Camilla last lover, perhaps, can reveal the truth. And Alice might receive the greatest gift that a friend can give: two wings to fly to freedom.

Alessandra Appiano became famous with his first book, the succesful novel Amiche di salvataggio (winner of Premio Bancarella 2003); she has written and published other books such as Domani ti perdono, Scegli me, Le vie delle signore sono infinite, Le belle e le bestie, published in France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Spain. She is the author of many television programs, contributes to various newspapers and she runs the column Amiche di salvataggio at “Donna Moderna” magazine. She also the author of Il cerchio degli amori sospesi, published by Garzanti.

After the success of Il cerchio degli amori sospesi, Alessandra Appiano gives us a powerful new novel. Solo un uomo is an intense journey into the heart of every woman, a poignant story of a friendship and how the discovery of true love give us true freedom.

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La donna dei fiori di carta The Woman of the Paper Flowers

Longanesi April 2012

DONATO CARRISI

Monte Fumo – Mount Smoke – is a cathedral of ice and the theater of a decisive battle. However, the echo of the bombing does not reach the cave where two men meet. One is a prisoner who is condemned to be shot the following morning if he refuses to reveal his identity and rank. The other man is a doctor who has only one night to persuade his enemy to talk and avoid his massacre. But he does not know that the answers he will receive is a story which is more than he has asked or hoped for. From that moment on his life will change. The two men are connected, even though they should be enemies. Both are hung by a thread as thin as the wisp of smoke of their cigarettes. Their lives depend on the answers to three questions: Who is the prisoner? Who is Guzman? Who was the man who smoked on the Titanic? This novel tells the story of a legendary truth, of an unusual hero and his obsession. A story that has crossed time and fooled death and that is destined to the heart of a mysterious woman…

Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 in Martina Franca and lives in Rome. After studying Law, he specialized in Criminology and Behavioral Science and become a writer for cinema and television series. He regularly writes for “Il Corriere della Sera” and is the author of the international bestsellers novels Il suggeritore, Il tribunale delle anime and L’ipotesi del male, all published in Italy by Longanesi.

Foreign Rights: French - Calmann Lévy Polish - Albatros

A BRIEF HISTORY OF A GREAT SUCCESS January 2009 - Introducing Il suggeritore (The Whisperer), the Italian debut novel by Donato Carrisi that changes the rules established by the great international masters. Fall 2009 - After winning the Premio Bancarella and being top ranked for more than 30 weeks, Il suggeritore becomes a publishing phenomenon all over the world: it is published in 19 countries, being top ranked for several weeks in France, Germany, Spain and England. 2010 / 2011 - Carrisi wins the Prix Polar and the Prix Livre de Poche. Meanwhile, the novel is selling over 1 million copies all around the world. April 2013 - The new novel by Donato Carrisi, L’ipotesi del male, marks the great return of Mila Vasquez, the character from Il suggeritore who thrilled readers from the whole world. December 2013 - L’ipostesi del male wins the prestigious Premio Giorgio Scerbanenco - La Stampa.

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FICTION “A thriller of complex but perfect structure.” Il Fatto Quotidiano “Carrisi writes beautifully… A powerful psychological drama.” Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Fascinating. Carrisi takes an unsparing look at the nature of evil and guilt.” Publishers Weekly “[A] multilayered thriller [with] a secret sect worthy of a Dan Brown novel.” Booklist

Il tribunale delle anime The Lost Girls of Rome

Longanesi September 2011

DONATO CARRISI Marcus, a darkness-hunter, and Clemente, his guide, are investigating the disappearance of a young woman in Rome. A series of anomalies makes it a case worth Marcus’ attention, as he is trained to recognise them and dig out the hidden sides of evil. But the scar on his forehead is there to remind him about the gunshot that made him lose his memory a few months earlier. In the meanwhile, Sandra, a photo-detector whose skill is to work on the details out of place, is hunted by the thought that her husband, David, lied to her before dying in a suspicious accident. While following different paths, Sandra and Marcus meet each other and uncover a terrible reality hidden within the recesses of Rome: somebody is putting in contact the families of the victims of unsolved cases with the still unpunished culpable. And when justice is no longer a choice, there is only a solution left - the choice falls between forgiveness or revenge. Il tribunale delle anime relies on historical facts. The Penitenzieria Apostolica, owned by the Vatican, is the vastest and most updated criminal archive of the world. Founded in the XII century A.D. to sell plenary indulgences, it became the place where the confessions of mortal sins are recorded. The sins transcribed by the priests are sent in a sealed letter to the Tribunal of Souls, a commission of prelates (Penitenzieri) who will judge whether to absolve the culpable or not. While the transcriptions of the confessions were initially burnt after the judgement, the Penitenzieri decided to keep them in a secret archive – the only one in the world keeping a record of Evil. Penitenzieri are criminologists who study the Evil. They follow a case, they are allowed to access only a small portion of the archive, in order to prevent them from having the whole picture of the event, as nobody would bear the heaviness of getting to know the Evil. They help the police with the investigation whenever a case presents some anomalies. They follow a scientific method, and are not interested in the existence of the Devil but in the manifestation of Evil in the history of humanity – being men the only masters and responsibles of their actions.

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Il suggeritore The Whisperer

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DONATO CARRISI A breathtaking novel that reminds of movies such as Seven, The Sixth Sense, The Silence of the Lambs - going well beyond them and introducing a new figure in crime fiction: the subliminal killer. Six buried arms. Six vanished little girls. It is from this appalling discovery that Captain Roche, Goran Gavila (an internationally well-known criminologist) and Mila Vasquez (an expert in vanished children cases) start to investigate. The culpable seems to be a sadistic serial killer who makes the team find the missing girls’ corpses one by one. Each corpse carries a message and leads to ‘normal’ men, wolves disguised as lambs. Until Mila’s revelation: the team is facing a ‘subliminal killer’, somebody who does not physically commit the crime but induces other people to kill on his behalf - and who is thus not chargeable with murder nor liable of punishment. Some real-life disturbing cases reveal the existence of subliminal killers (or whisperer/prompter, as psychiatrists define them) - whose treatment, both from a scientific and legal side, is still under debate. In 1975 Roger Blest kills six women in Akron (Ohio). When he is arrested, he tells the investigators that the killings had been ‘prompted’ by a certain Benjamin Gorka. In 1984 in New Zealand an illiterate worker named Rolf Springer murders four women and subsequently tells the police that he has acted upon the ‘advice’ of a certain Benjamin Gorka. 2006, Japan. A man named Kobashi convinces eighteen people met on a chat-line and scattered all around the world to commit suicide on Valentine’s day. Different in age, sex, economic condition and social position, they were normal men and women, with no apparent problems. Finally, Charles Manson’s case is probably the most sensational and famous one. In order to prosecute him, a juridical artifice was used, and he was given several life sentences instead than being condemned to death.

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Il panico quotidiano The Daily Panic

Einaudi April 2013

CHRISTIAN FRASCELLA

During a night shift, Christian is suddenly struck by fear. It is as if a never ending glacial thrill is leaking from his head - which, out of the blue, leaves place to an overwhelming warmth, so hot that he can barely breath. From that moment on Christian has to deal with panic attacks while his life gets in pieces - from his relationship with Lucia to his job and friendships. The casual encounter with an old man and with a psychiatrist will help him to navigate across that river of sorrow, notwithstanding the pain arisen by hidden memories. After several novels about the emotions of adolescence, Christian Frascella comes back with a novel that shows the author’s maturity to face his own ghosts and evoke the readers’ ones. What Frascella creates is a brave and moving seance. There are things that can be written (and in such a powerful way) only if you have experienced them. To read this book is such a powerful experience. It is impossible to put it down, so strong are its words - innovative, powerful, vibrant. It is as if Christian Frascella threw away his previous style to jump inside his own fears and find the strength and energy to face it. Or, simply, to learn how to live and tremble at the same time.

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Christian Frascella was born and lives in Turin. He is the author of Mia sorella è una foca monaca (Fazi, 2009), Sette piccoli sospetti (Fazi, 2010), La sfuriata di Bet (Einaudi, 2011).

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Quattro etti d’amore, grazie Four Hectograms of Love, Please

CHIARA GAMBERALE Two women, two worlds apart, two different dreams, but the same supermarket… Almost everyday Erica and Tea meet each other in a small supermarket. Erica is 33. She works in a bank, has a devoted husband and a dazed mother, a Facebook group of old classmates and two growing up children. Tea Fidelibus is the leading actress of the cult TV-serie “Head or Heart”. She has a complex past, a lumbering father, an amazing career, a fascinating but manipulating husband. Erica buys groceries for her whole family, while Tea limits herself to a couple of vases of fat-free yogurt and sushi. Erica stares at Tea’s trolley with envy, dreaming the freedom of being a woman without children, the lightness of such a perfect body, and the passion of a forbidden love. She would never imagine to be an ideal for her own ideal. Tea doesn’t even know Erica’s name, but she nicknamed her Mrs Cunningham. In her, Tea sees the peace she is longing for, and the realisation of a life as a wife and mother. In an exhilarating series of misunderstandings, Erica and Tea spy on each other, grasping at any detail that means happiness to themselves and that underlines their own pain. It becomes a way to face their own choices without confusing them with the destiny. Which in the end, will hit both of them anyway...

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Mondadori March 2013 Chiara Gamberale was born in 1977. She holds a degree in Film History from the University of Bologna. She writes and runs broadcasts for the national TV and Radio networks (Rai Tre and Radio Due); she writes in “La Stampa”, “Vanity Fair” and runs a popular blog on the website of “Il Corriere della Sera”. By the same author: Una vita sottile (Marsilio, 1999); Color lucciola (Marsilio, 2001); Arrivano i pagliacci (Bompiani, 2003 Mondadori 2014); La zona cieca (Bompiani, 2008); Una passione sinistra (Bompiani, 2009 - Film Rights: Bianca Film); Le luci nelle case degli altri (Mondadori, 2010); L’amore quando c’era (Mondadori, 2011); Per dieci minuti (Feltrinelli, 2013).

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Le luci nelle case degli altri The Lights from Other People’s Houses

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Mondadori October 2010

Maria, the communal administrator of an apparently normal building, dies in a car accident. She leaves a daughter, Mandorla (literally “Almond”), a six years old girl whose future turns out to be as strange as her name is: a letter her mother left before dying reveals that her real father lives on one of the five floors of the building. All the men in the building are therefore suspected, and one of them is expected to be admitting the truth. However, since none accepts to undergo the DNA test, the five families decide to grow up the little girl together. Through Mandorla’s sometimes happy, sometimes sweetly desperate eyes, we turn on the lights (and thus see the shelters) in the apartments of the building – apartments where the reader will find his place as well. We will thus investigate on the reasons of the solitude of Tina Polidoro; we will step into the desolate bedroom of Caterina and Samuele Grò; we will follow Paolo and Michelangelo to the gay pride; we will be overwhelmed by the incommunicability in the tormented relationship between Lidia and Lorenzo; we will sit at the Barilla family’s table, so stubbornly traditional. While Mandorla grows up, falls in love, searches for her father and her true self, we get through astonishing revelations and uncomfortable truths. While reading, we will all remember that, before being wives, husbands, mothers and fathers, we are - above all - persons. And we will all find out that ‘family’ constitutes an indefinable alchemy: the ones who’ve got one end up destroying it; the ones who don’t have it dream of it as the only possible means of happiness. Chiara Gamberale builds up a novel where traditional archetypes mix with contemporary dramas, where truth and lie interchange, and gives birth to an original and unforgettable voice that leads us to a surprising ending. Foreign Rights: Brazilian - Larousse do Brasil Catalan - Edicions 62 Chinese (complex) - Business Weekly Greek - Melani Israeli - Keter Polish - Stanislawa Portuguese - Porto Spanish - Seix Barral

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Gli anni della peste The Years of the Plague

Rizzoli April 2013

FABRIZIO GATTI An undercover journalist who wears the gas workers suit to report the inside world of a drug traffickers gang. A ‘Ndrangheta killer that, first time with a gun, does not have the courage to kill. They watch each other. They study each other. They meet each other. Two parallel lives, a ruthless journey. Rocco, twenty years, the killer who can’t kill, ends up in jail. With a single obsession: to avenge the death of Luca, his boss - and almost a brother - killed by the Clan. The need for revenge, however, turns into a desire of justice, so deep to convince him to testify against ‘Ndrangheta in the next “Maxi Trial”. In exchange, the State will offer him protection and the opportunity to rebuild his life. But one month before the hearing, on a pretense, the protection program is removed, and Rocco becomes the first repentant abandoned from the State. The explanation comes directly from that so-hated reporter, collected from the confidences of a police officer who, only a few hours after Cosa Nostra’s bombs hit Milan and Rome, was talking about a underway negotiation between the State and Mafia bosses.

Fabrizio Gatti (Milan, 1966) works for the Italian weekly “L’Espresso” as a correspondent. Some of his reports have been publisehd world-wide. By the same author: Vicky che voleva andare a scuola (Fabbri, 2003); Bilal (Rizzoli, 2007); L’Eco della frottola (Rizzoli, 2010).

Fabrizio Gatti shows us the Mafia next door. That which hides itself in the neighborhoods, in the public offices. That which we all touch closely everyday. That which condemned Italy to become what it is. That ballast we must set ourselves free of, if we want to return to hope.

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I sogni cattivi di firenze / The Evil Dreams of Florence (published as The Dark Heart of Florence in the UK) Rizzoli June 2012 Foreign Rights: English (World) - Little, Brown & Co.

Le rose nere di Firenze The Black Rose of Florence Rizzoli October 2010 Foreign Rights: English (World) - Little, Brown & Co. German - Lubbe

La donna della ‘Ndrangheta The Woman of the ‘Ndrangheta Rizzoli June 2009 Foreign Rights: English (World) - Little, Brown & Co. German - Lubbe

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Michele Giuttari became a lawyer in 1977. From 1995 till May 2003 he was the Chief of the Squadra Mobile in Florence. He investigated important matters, e.g. the Chinese mafia, international money laundering, as well as the murders committed by the Monster of Florence.

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Il basilisco The Death of a Mafia Don Rizzoli October 2007 Foreign Rights: German - Lubbe UK and BC - Little, Brown & Co.

La loggia degli innocenti A Death in Tuscany Rizzoli April 2005 Foreign Rights: Dutch - De Boekerij German - Lubbe Greek - Diigisi French - Albin Michel

Maltese - Publ. Enterprises Group Polish - Zysk Spanish - Random House Swedish - Norstedts UK and BC - Little, Brown & Co.

Scarabeo A Florentine Death Rizzoli Janaury 2004 Foreign Rights: Dutch - De Boekerij German - Lubbe Greek - Diigisi French - Albin Michel Polish - Stanislawa

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La prigioniera del silenzio The Prisoner of Silence

Rizzoli April 2013

VALERIA MONTALDI Venice, 1327. Giulia Bondimier, sole heir of an illustrious Venetian patrician family is passionately, overwhelmingly and truly in love. But it is also an impossible love. Forbidden by the customs and traditions of the time, her relationship with the young Jew Samuel Macalia has a tragic consequence: an unexpected pregnancy. Disgraced, Giulia has no choice but to change her life and to abandon the fruit of her guilt. Nicoleta has a parallel fate. The daughter of a humble carpenter and victim of a rape, she is forced to forgo the creature she’s carrying in her womb. She flees to the mainland where she finds a job that can give her back her dignity and self respect. Giulia, forced to monastic life against her will, remains in the city where she is born: Venice is a prison for her, yet it is the only place that allows her to stay close to those people she does not want to lose. Twenty years later, Giulia will be called to make some difficult and courageous choices. Even though the milieu she belongs to is ruled by men, she will be able to prove that none and nothing can break the ancestral bond bewteen a woman and her children.

Valeria Montaldi, journalist and writer, lives and works in Milan. He made his debut with Il mercante di lana (Piemme, 2001 - BUR, 2011), which has been followed by Il signore del falco (Piemme, 2003) and Il monaco inglese (Rizzoli, 2006), both finalists for the Premio Bancarella, Il manoscrito dell’imperatore (Rizzoli, 2008) and La ribelle (Rizzoli, 2011).

In the folds of History, in an opulent Venice, on the threshold of the worst epidemic plague ever known in Europe, Valeria Montaldi gives us a sweet and powerful story, that explains what does it mean to be a woman and a mother.

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La ribelle The Rebel

Rizzoli June 2011

VALERIA MONTALDI

1254: Caterina da Colleaperto has devoted her life to medicine; thanks to her master and lover Rolando Lanfranchi, Caterina begins to practice in the most important hospital in Paris where she treats several aristocratic clients. However, she has to deal with her clients’ lack of trust and with the arrogance of her male collegues, that prevent her from being a surgeon. As she finds herself pregnant, Caterina discovers that Rolando had hidden her his marriage with a noble woman from Milan. Neglected and unloved, Caterina runs away from Paris. The police is looking for her as she is charged of dissecting a corpse. Rolando, the culprit, had mislead the police. Caterina goes to Milan where she meets Matthew, the English Monk. In the meanwhile local artisans and tailors discover wonderful fabrics, providing the backdrop of the rise of the fashion industry. Caterina is a rebel, free, independent woman, ahead of her own time. She is determined to be a doctor, yet medicine is a difficult profession, forbidden to women. She is blackmailed, humilated. She pretends to be tough to mask her frailty, yet Caterina risks to lose her self-esteem and self confidence as hardship and difficulties seem to ovecome her. But her love for medicine will save her. As many women living nowadays, Caterina is brave, the master of her own life; she does not lessen herself, no matter what.

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BEYOND THE BONFIRE OF BERLIN “A prose of great clarity, never a failure” La Stampa

I miei vent’anni In My Twenties

Salani March 2013

HELGA SCHNEIDER In the postwar years young Helga Schneider is searching for her place in the world. She has left her father’s house and travels Europe - Salzburg, Vienna, Paris and Italy - led by one certainty: the future will be much better than the past. Love, betrayal, disappointment, enthusiasm, hard work and passion for writing, mingle and entwine in this memoir; Helga Schneider introduces us to her life, letting herself go with the narration, thrilled for the first time.

Helga Schneider was born in Poland and then lived in Berlin (which she left at the age of nine, immediatly after the fall of Hitler), in Austria, and became an Italian citizen by marriage. Since 1963, she has been living in Italy and writing for various newspapers and magazines. Her most acclaimed works, Il rogo di Berlino (Adelphi, 1995) and Lasciami andare, madre (Adelphi, 2001) are sold internationally. Other titles by the author: Porta di Brandeburgo (Rizzoli, 1997); Il piccolo Adolf non aveva le ciglia (Rizzoli, 1998); L’usignolo dei Linke (Adelphi, 2004); Io, piccola ospite del Fuhrer (Einaudi, 2006); Heike riprende a respirare (Salani, 2008); La baracca dei tristi piaceri (Salani, 2010).

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Lasciami andare, madre Let Me Go Adelphi February 2001 Foreign Rights: Brazilian - Berlendis & Vertecchia Chinese (complex) - Yilin Press Chinese (semplified) - Azoth Books Czech - Albatros Danish - Lindhart Dutch - Wereldbibliotheek French - Robert Laffont German - Piper Greek - Oceanida Japanese - Shincho-Sha Portuguese - Difel Spanish - Salamandra UK & BC - Heinemann US & Canada - Walker & Company /

Il rogo di Berlino The Bonfire of Berlin Adelphi May 1995 Foreign Rights: Dutch - Wereldbibliotheek French - Robert Laffont German - Piper / Heyne Catalan - Salamandra UK & BC - Heinemann

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Dove comincia la notte Where the Night Begins

Rizzoli February 2013

ALESSIO VIOLA Roberto De Angelis is a good cop, the best in the “Bari Mobile” squad. He is always on the lookout, especially at night, when the city forgets her beauty and becomes the land of crime. But a street life is a life of solitude, disillusionment and daily violence, and even the toughest cop wonders whether it really makes sense to keep fighting. There is a woman, a doctor in her thirties, that could give him a second chance, a new life; but she has a dark side, she is unable to tell love from pain; Roberto can not, does not want to approve of that. The opportunity to redeem himself appears when he intercepts Giacinto Trentadue, a young drug dealer, no more than a juvenile delinquent, at least in appearance. Roberto shadows him to Poggiofelice, a residence in the southern part of the city, once a shelter for evicted people. Roberto does not know it yet, but he has located the fortress of the new Bari’s underworld, a “wild bunch” that came out of the historic districts and is ready to unleash a bloody campaign to conquer the territory. For the cop it is only the beginning of a journey to hell, beyond his own limits and that of the law too.

Alessio Viola former worker, teacher, host and rugby player, contributed to “La Repubblica” and “Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno”; he wrote, among other, numerous articles about the hidden economy of Bari.

Dove comincia la notte is a melancholic noir, at the same time one of the most raw yet polished in recent years. It is the portrait of a city - unknown in many ways - able to give you glimpses of infinite sweetness, while stabbing you at the heart a second later.

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Momenti di insopprimibile fastidio Moments of Irrepressible Nuisance

FEDERICA BERNARDO What a nuisance ... The “stop” signal. And the blinking one, when you are in a hurry, you are still far and you know that you will never make it. The pinch of salt and the “just enough” explanation, passed off as scientific unit of measurement in recipes. The safety caps: children figure them out immediately and open them in a second, adults need a lot of thinking and huge efforts. The unpaid internships. The silver paper of Nutella. The length of the wires of the headsets: why are they asymmetric? The sponge of the dishes: it’s impossible to stop its foam when you are finished. The Hundred Years’ War, as it does not last a hundred years. Who has not experienced a moment of annoyance? One of those small, ordinary, insignificant and often subtle nuisances that spoil the days. Federica Bernardo decided to collect them in this ironic and unique book. As nuisance has no age, no genre / sexual orientation (it’s equally distribuited among men and women) nor political orientation. It is evergreen (like the bile), it is suitable for every season and it never goes out of fashion. And… Actually it makes us feel better to find out that other people have more trouble than we have.

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Feltrinelli October 2014 Federica Bernardo was born in Naples in 1985. She has a degree in Modern Philology at the Federico II University, she earned a Master’s degree in Multimedia and Communication, specializing in Food, and another Master’s Degree in Web marketing. Volcanic and multitasking, she is a blogger and a temporary teacher of Italian and History in vocational schools. At the bottom of the class assignments, students often write her “I LOVE YOU PROF!” Momenti di insopprimibile fastidio is her first book.

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Impara a essere felice Learn to Be Happy

Einaudi January 2014

PAOLO CREPET Being happy may happen much more often than we think, we just have to let it happen. Many people complain not just out of habit, or as a self-defense: they excel at this as they have learned how to complain early, in their childhood. Fighting this attitude means to develop a new program, to start a small revolution: Paolo Crepet contributes to it through these pages. Impara a essere felice shows how to educate children to be happy; it should be the ultimate goal of every adult and of every teacher to educate people to real happiness, not to be confused with the ephemeral joy. Children will grow up stronger and less vulnerable or fragile, boys will be really free.

Paolo Crepet is a psychiatrist and a sociologist, and the most authoritative Italian expert on problems relating to adolescence. He writes both fiction and non-fiction books. Among his works (all published by Einaudi): Novels: Naufragi: tre storie di confine (1999); La ragione dei sentimenti (2002); Dannati e leggeri (2004); Un’anima divisa (2010). Essays: Non siamo capaci di ascoltarli (2001); Noi e voi (2003); A una donna tradita (2008); Sfamiglia (2009); Elogio dell’amicizia (2013).

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Il segreto dell’amore felice The Secret of Happy Love

Mondadori January 2014

RAFFAELE MORELLI “People in love suffer because they resist it, because they want this cosmic force to adjust to their daily life. Every argument, every comparison, explanation or project is far from Love. It’s a betrayal of Love to wait for Love, to check when it comes and from where it comes. This means to suffer.” After changing the usual points of view on diets and physical health, Raffaele Morelli undermines the clichés about love: it is not true that in order to love others, people must first love themselves. It’s not true that a “serious” relationship lasts forever; that it’s too late to Love; that opportunities are lost forever; that people who flee Love win. It’s not true that people must forget what’s happened in the past and come back together; but above all, it is not true that people need to improve their own love relationship. It’s not true that people have to look for love with a capital L; to wait for Prince Charming; to understand what made t​ hem fall in love. It’s not true that people have to understand Love. An unsettling, provocative, enlightening book, Il segreto dell’amore felice will reveal to those who follow its recommendations, the precious secret of happy Love.

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Raffaele Morelli is a doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Among his works (all by Mondadori): Ciascuno è perfetto (2004); Come essere felici (2005); Non siamo nati per soffrire (2005); Come amare ed essere amati (2006) Le piccole cose che cambiano la vita (2006); Come trovare l’armonia in se stessi (2007); Ama e non pensare (2007); Il sesso è amore (2008); La felicità è dentro di te (2009); Puoi fidarti di te (2009); L’unica cosa che conta (2010); La felicità è qui (2011); Dimagrire senza dieta (2011); Guarire senza medicine (2012).

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Enne En

Rizzoli March 2014

BIAGIO SIMONETTA

“En” is the symbol of Nitrogen. It is a colorless, tasteless, invisible gas, and it is the most widespread element in the air. It is everywhere, as globas as crime. Crime is widespread thanks to the Internet. In recent years, new technologies have remarkably simplified our daily life. Each of us processes tasks that in the past requested several hours - queuing at the counter, forms to fill in - with a simple click. We are so excited by this, that we often forget that Mafias are involved too. They asserted themselves in the web in a way that is as dangerous as furtive and invisible. They discovered new weapons and new, never exploited markets and new ways to handle business transactions. Today, for example, drug dealers do not work in the dark alleys or places of ill-fame, but in the deep layers of the World Wide Web; pushers decide their movements and organize their appointments with drug-addicts through Facebook. Money laundering is conducted through computers; even though threats of extortion are virtual, they are no less dangerous. At the same time, it has become clear that cybercrime – stealing ID or copying credit cards – is more profitable than drug-dealing: thus a new generation of “picciotti-hacker” is born.

Biagio Simonetta, journalist, lives in Milan since 2010. Author of numerous investigations into the organized crime world, he worked for seven years at the “Quotidiano della Calabria” and has collaborated with “La Stampa” and “Il Corriere della Sera”. He currently writes for “Il Sole 24 Ore”. He published Faide. L’impero della ‘Ndrangheta (Cairo Editore, 2011) and I padroni della crisi (Il Saggiatore, 2013).

After having studied for years the “traditional ‘Ndrangheta”, Biagio Simonetta has devoted himself to this new universe - as fluid as a river - and has outlined its contours offering us a lucid analysis of the frightening crime 2.0. Enne reads like a thriller, like a novel, but it describes a reality very close to each of us.

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10 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH TERZANI’S DIARIES ARE PUBLISHED

Un’idea di destino An Idea of Destiny

Longanesi May 2014

TIZIANO TERZANI

“What makes of our life a happy adventure”? Tiziano Terzani asks himself in this extraordinary posthumous work. Un’idea di destino is a uncessant and passionate dialogue between History and Terzani’s personal story: his travels, his political ideas, his doubts, the life in China, the Vietnam war, his letters to his wife and his children. These pages, gathered by the author himself until his very last days, reveal the curious and vital nature of a man who loved questions more than answers and that never stopped facing the World and his own conscience.

Tiziano Terzani was born in Florence in 1938. Since 1971 he had been the Asian correspondent for the German weekly “Der Spiegel” and a contributor to the Italian dailies “La Repubblica” and “Il Corriere della Sera”. He lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and since 1994 he travelled between Tuscany and the Himalayas, where he lived with his wife, the writer Angela Staude. He died in July 2004. A renowned expert on Asian matters and a journalist of great international prestige, he was awarded the Luigi Barzini Special Correspondent Prize in May 1997. His books have been translated in several languages.

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Elogio dell’amicizia In Praise of Friendship

Einaudi November 2012

PAOLO CREPET A book about the noblest of social and emotional bonds, that reveals the power of friendship, comforting and revolutionary at the same time, in these times of crisis and trivialization of feelings.

Paolo Crepet is a psychiatrist and a sociologist, and the most authoritative Italian expert on problems relating to adolescence. He writes both fiction and non-fiction books.

With his typical voice, sober but passionate, Paolo Crepet talks about a feeling “more dogmatic than love”, which doesn’t allow for niceties, in order to give friendship the dignity it deserves. He wonders male and female friendship, its relationship with love and sex, with pain and death, with fidelity and cheating. And also, he writes about friendship between parents and children, and its meaning in the social network era. He reveals that the most powerful relationships in our life are the ones that do not judge and do not negotiate, but only ask for complicity and generosity.

Among his works (all published by Einaudi): Novels: Naufragi: tre storie di confine (1999); La ragione dei sentimenti (2002); Dannati e leggeri (2004); Un’anima divisa (2010).

Unforgettable portraits will bring along to us something from the past and make us understand that when it comes to friendship time is never lost.

Essays: Non siamo capaci di ascoltarli (2001); Noi e voi (2003); A una donna tradita (2008); Sfamiglia (2009); Elogio dell’amicizia (2013).

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La voce di Pistoletto Pistoletto’s Voice

Bompiani May 2013

ALAIN ELKANN Michelangelo Pistoletto – whom the Louvre Musuem dedicated an exhibition in April 2013 – talks about himself. Prodded by Alain Elkann, he tells about his childhood, his parents, the War, mingling his personal story with History, including Fascism and Nazism.

Alain Elkann was born in New York in 1950. He now lives between Rome, Milan and Paris. He contributes on a regular basis to the newspaper “La Stampa” and to other periodicals such as “Lo Specchio” and “Amica”. He writes both fiction and non fiction.

Beyond memories, he also mentions his Masters, big names he still looks up to: from Rauschenberg to Warhol; from Yves Klein, Picasso, Magritte, Giacometti, Bacon and Penone to Cattelan, Hirst and Koons; from Morandi, Blathus, Pollock to Fontana and Burri.

Among his works (all by Bompiani): Essays: Vita di Moravia (2007); A trilogy about religion: Cambiare il cuore - with Carlo Maria Martini (1993); Essere ebreo - with Elio Toaff (1994); Essere musulmano - with His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal. (2001). Novels: Il padre francese (1999); Le mura di Gerusalemme (2000); John Star (2001); L’invidia (2006); L’equivoco (2008).

Foreign Rights: English (World) - Rizzoli / Universe International French (World) - Actes Sud

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CARLO GINZBURG Published by Einaudi: I Benandanti (1996); Storia notturna (1989); Miti, emblemi, spie (1984); Indagini su Piero (1981); Il formaggio e i vermi (1976); Il Nicodemismo (1970). Published by Panini Editore: Jean Fouquet. Ritratto del buffone Gonella (1996) French - Gallimard; English (World)- Versus Published by Feltrinelli: Rapporti di forza. Storia, retorica, prova (2001) Brazilian - Compania das Letras; Czech - Karolinum; French - Seuil; German Wagenbach; Japanese - Misuzu Shobo; Spanish - Peninsula; Turkish - Yayinari. Nessuna isola è un’isola. Quattro sguardi sulla letteratura inglese (published by Columbia UP in 2000; the Italian translation came out for Feltrinelli in 2002). Brazilian - Compania das Letras; Chinese (simplified) - East China Normal Uni.; Korean - Seamulgyul; Spanish - Universitad Autonoma de Tabasco; USA - Columbia Un. Press. His collection of essays, Occhiacci di legno, was awarded the prestigious Premio Viareggio in August 1998.

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Carlo Ginzburg was born in Turin in 1939. He teaches Modern History at the University of Bologna and at UCLA. In 1993 in Hamburg he was awarded the Aby Warburg Prize. Ginzburg’s studies are characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and are focused on popular culture and on its contribution to contemporary culture. His books are narrated in a very approachable way that makes them similar to novels. Distance, loss and estrangement in relation to cultural difference are the main themes examined.

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RAFFAELE MORELLI

Guarire senza medicine Recovering without Medicines Mondadori November 2012

Dimagrire senza dieta Losing Weight without Dieting Mondadori November 2011 Foreign Rights: French - Solar

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Raffaele Morelli is a doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Among his works (all by Mondadori): Ciascuno è perfetto (2004); Come essere felici (2005); Non siamo nati per soffrire (2005); Come amare ed essere amati (2006) Le piccole cose che cambiano la vita (2006); Come trovare l’armonia in se stessi (2007); Ama e non pensare (2007); Il sesso è amore (2008); La felicità è dentro di te (2009); Puoi fidarti di te (2009); L’unica cosa che conta (2010); La felicità è qui (2011).

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GIANLUIGI NUZZI Sua Santità His Holiness

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Metastasi Metastasis

with CLAUDIO ANTONELLI

Chiarelettere May 2012

Chiarelettere December 2010

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Foreign Rights: English (World) - McMillan German - Ecowin Slovenian - Modrijan

Vaticano S.p.A. The Vatican Papers Chiarelettere May 2009 Foreign Rights: Brazilian - Larousse French - Hugo & Cie German - Ecowin Greek - Itamos Dutch - Prometeus Japanese - Kashiwashobo

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Gianluigi Nuzzi is an anchormen for the newspaper “Libero”. He also contributes to the newspaper “Il Corriere della Sera” and the magazine “Panorama”. Since 1994 he has been dealing with the major criminal investigations that have political and financial implications in our country. In 2008 he was the first to access monsignor Dardozzi’s secret archive, disclosing some of the Vatican’s secrets revealed in the book Vaticano S.p.A.

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FOREWORD BY LORETTA NAPOLEONI

I padroni della crisi The Masters of the Crisis

Il Saggiatore January 2013

BIAGIO SIMONETTA

The economic crisis is fierce. It seems endless. Even those who, in 2011, denied its existence are now forced to deal with the serious social and human costs of the economic recession. While televisions routinely talk about the spread and “blood and tears” financial maneuvers, Biagio Simonetta analyzes this situation from an uncommon perspective. It is the point of view of the winners: the Mafias. The game is always the same: a lot of money means a lot of power, especially when the money is scarce everywhere. Its results are as immediate as puzzling: in Italy, as in the rest of the world, the more the economy shrinks, the more the Mafias expand. The immense liquidity obtained from cocaine traffic has saved some of the largest banks in the world from bankruptcy, and loans granted by ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Cosa Nostra look like opportunities to those small businesses in the grip of the credit crunch; if the only alternative is to go out of business, it really does not matter that criminal organizations require absurd rates of interests and that one day they might become the only owners of the company. And when the government does not come to help with the tragedy of unemployment and poverty, Mafia’s liquidity buys everything. Or it finds excellent money laundering opportunities, exploiting those who desperately sell off their family jewels to “We Buy Gold” shops or have the illusion to repay their mortgage by hitting the jackpot with a slot-machine. I padroni della crisi explores the chamaleontic power of mafias, capable of profiting from the weaknesses of our society, today as in the old days of Al Capone. And it unveils a bitter truth that only few want to hear: the illegal economy has given relief to most of legal economy. But it is only a temporary relief that rapidly turns into a noose that, while the recession progresses, gathers around people’s neck. And it threatens our democracy

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Biagio Simonetta, journalist, lives in Milan since 2010. Author of numerous investigations into the organized crime world, he worked for seven years at the “Quotidiano della Calabria” and has collaborated with “La Stampa” and “Il Corriere della Sera”. He currently writes for “Il Sole 24 Ore”. He published Faide. L’impero della ‘Ndrangheta (Cairo Editore, 2011) and Enne (Rizzoli, 2014).

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TIZIANO TERZANI

La fine è il mio inizio My Ending Is My Beginning Longanesi March 2006 Foreing Rights: Chinese - Shanghai Ying Te Song Culture Dutch - Primavera Pers French - Intervalles German - DVA Random House Greek - Diigisi Korean - Dulnyouk Polish - Zysk I S-Ka Spanish - Maeva Ungarian - Libretto Koenyvkiado World Chinese Hong Kong Macau (Traditional characteres, excluding Mainland)- CTW Culture

Un altro giro di giostra Another Turn on the Merry-Go-Round Longanesi March 2004 Foreign Rights: Catalan - Pagès French - Intervalles German - Hoffmann & Campe Greek - Diigisi Polish - Swiat Ksiazki Slovenian - Zalozba Eno Turkish - Merkez Kitapcilik

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Tiziano Terzani was born in Florence in 1938. Since 1971 he had been the Asian correspondent for the German weekly “Der Spiegel” and a contributor to the Italian dailies “La Repubblica” and “Il Corriere della Sera”. He lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and since 1994 he travelled between Tuscany and the Himalayas, where he lived with his wife, the writer Angela Staude. He died in July 2004. A renowned expert on Asian matters and a journalist of great international prestige, he was awarded the Luigi Barzini Special Correspondent Prize in May 1997. His books have been translated in several languages.

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Lettere contro la guerra Letters against the War

Un indovino mi disse A Fortune-Teller Told Me

Longanesi February 2002

Longanesi 1996

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In Asia In Asia Longanesi 1998 Foreign Rights: German - DVA Random House Polish - W.A.B

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ANGELA TERZANI STAUDE Giorni giapponesi Japanese Days

Angela Terzani Staude was born in Florence to German parents, grew up in Italy and studied in Munich. She worked as a translator (Burckhardt, Freud, Jung) for Italian publishers. She and her husband, the journalist Tiziano Terzani, had lived in Asia since 1972: in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok.

Longanesi October 1994 Foreign Rights: German - Hoffman & Campe

Giorni cinesi Chinese Days Longanesi 1987

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