Il ferro e la rosa – Dialoghi su mondo e letteratura

A collection of interviews with eminent contemporary novelists and poets. Some gone and others still alive, they all played with the heavy, nodal matter of everyday life. Blacksmiths of words, they challenged the iron and fire of the human condition, forging creatures that populate and question our thoughts on a broad spectrum.
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There is still a possibility to save culture from global depression, and also ourselves. It is through this life manual.

Andrea Purgatori, Italian TV presenter, screenwriter and actor 

57 famous author interviews that shouldn’t be missed if you’re interested in what makes writers tick. Eminent contemporary novelists and poets from Italy, US and other countries sat down with Italian journalist Mariella Radaelli to discuss life, human condition and literature.  Looking to improve your writing in the Italian language? Or do you just love reading writers talk about their craft? If yes, Il ferro e la rosa is for you.

Ray Bradbury, Isabel Allende, Andrea Camilleri, Paulo Coelho, Michael

Connelly, Vincenzo Consolo, Michael Crichton, Michael Cunningham, Clive

Cussler, Jeffery Deaver, Andrea De Carlo, Assia Djebar, Geoff Dyer, James

Ellroy, Giorgio Faletti, Jonathan Franzen, Tess Gallagher, Giovanni Giudici,

Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, David Grossman, David Hare, Tahar Ben

Jelloun, Erica Jong, Hanif Kureishi, Dominique Lapierre, Franco Loi, Mario

Luzi, Dacia Maraini, Patrick McGrath, Jay McInerney, Alda Merini, Manuel

Vázquez Montalbán, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Amos Oz, Chuck

Palahniuk, Daniel Pennac, Giovanni Raboni, Tom Robbins, José Saramago,

Ol’ga Sedakova, Luis Sepúlveda, Vittorio Sermonti, Robert Sheckley, Allan

Sillitoe, Wole Soyinka, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Corrado Stajano, George

Steiner, Göran Tunström, Sebastiano Vassalli, Alan Warner, Tom Wolfe,

Abraham Yehoshua, Yevgeny Yevtuschenko, Banana Yoshimoto.

The Author:

Mariella Radaelli is a culture journalist with 20 years of experience working for Italian and international newspapers such as QN Quotidiano Nazionale, Corriere del Ticino, Treccani, New Delhi Times and China Daily among others. Currently, she is an opinion columnist for Khaleej Times, the UAE’s leading English daily, and a culture writer with L’Italo-Americano.