Storie fantastiche di paura (Fantastic horror stories)
Nine of Emma Perodi’s most engrossing, unsettling and scary stories, rewritten and modernized by three of today’s most interesting authors of fantasy and noir:
STORIES AND THEMES The Devil’s Barn Owl – on prejudice and strange people. The Boy with Two Heads – on the dreams of others. The Enchantress – on migration and migrating to other places. The Devil and the Hermit – on the city as a place of diversity. The Witch’s Stocking – on witch hunts. The Werewolf – on determination. The Devil Who Became a Friar – on freedom. Dance of the Skeleton – on fragility. The Shadow of the Lord of Barbona – on the violence of war.
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Enzo Filenzo Carabba, Anna Maria Falchi, Marco Vichi - Laura Berni (ill.)
Enzo Fileno Carabba (Florence, Italy, 1966) has published numerous novels, including his first, Jakob Pesciolini (Einaudi 1992, winner of the Calvino Prize). He has worked in radio, and authored various pieces on hiking and underwater sports.
Anna Maria Falchi (Florence, Italy, 1967) published her first novel in 2013. She contributed five stories to Decameron 2013 (Felici Editore), an anthology created by Simone Sacco and edited by Marco Vichi. In 2016, along with eight other authors she participated in a new anthology, Scritto nella memoria.
Marco Vichi (Florence, Italy, 1957) is the author of stories, theatrical texts and novels, including those of the successful Inspector Bordelli series.
Laura Berni (Florence, Italy, 1962) is a Florentine illustrator who currently works at the Sarmede Art School. The books she has illustrated include Le lacrime che non scendono (Edizioni PIAGGE 2015) and Sulle ali del condor. Fiabe dal Cile (Panini 2016).