Maurizio de Giovanni was born in 1958 in Naples, where he lives and works. He has published three noir fiction and crime fiction collections: the one with Commissario Ricciardi as the main character, set in the early Thirties, which consists of eleven novels until now; I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone (The Bastards of Pizzofalcone), set in the contemporary Naples, made up of nine novels to date, from which the eponymous television series starring Alessandro Gassman and Carolina Crescentini and broadcast by Rai Uno was drawn; furthermore, in 2018, the first book of the collection dedicated to Sara Morozzi, entitled Sara al tramonto (Sara at sunset) was published, followed by Le parole di Sara (The words of Sara) (Rizzoli 2019). The character of Sara moreover appears in the book Sbirre (Cops) (Rizzoli, 2018). His works also include Il resto della settimana (The rest of the week), I Guardiani (The Custodians) and several short stories, among which are worth mentioning in particular those with the social worker Mina Settembre as the main protagonist: Un telegramma da Settembre (A telegram since September) and Un giorno di Settembre a Natale (One day in September at Christmas). Il metodo del Coccodrillo (The method of the Crocodile) (Mondadori 2012) granted him the Scerbanenco Prize. Maurizio de Giovanni has also written plays, adapted Qualcuno volò sul nido del cuculo (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) by Kesey, and American Buffalo by Mamet. He has composed the original texts of Ingresso Indipendente (Independent Entrance) and Il silenzio grande (The deep silence). On 25th June 2019, the book entitled “Il pianto dell’alba. Ultima ombra per il commissario Ricciardi” (“The crying of dawn. The last shadow for commissario Ricciardi”) (Einaudi Editore) in which Commissario Ricciardi will leave the stage, was published.
Event on 6th July, Giardino Comunale h16:00, Reading