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Munchen: Antonella Lattanzi

On 25 May 2023, at 7 p.m., at the Italian Cultural Institute in Munchen, there will be a presentation of Antonella Lattanzi‘s book Questo giorno che incombe, published in Italy by Harper Collins and currently being published in Germany by Penguin Randomhouse. The author will be present.

Published in Italy in 2021 and winner, in the same year, of the Scerbanenco Prize, Questo giorno che incombe is loosely based on a real-life news event: the disappearance of a little girl, in Bari, in the building where the author grew up. With a passionate and intense language, and a gripping rhythm that leaves the reader breathless, Questo giorno che incombe tells of Francesca who, from Milan, moves to a residential area on the outskirts of Rome with her husband and two little girls. A happy family and a radiant, perfect life, in which a crack suddenly opens up, a tear, which little by little opens up to reveal, in a continuous crescendo, the abysses of the human soul.

Antonella Lattanzi, Das Versprechen der Dunkelheit, Blessing Verlag, 2023, translated into German by Christiane Burkhardt (in bookshops from 17 May 2023)



Antonella Lattanzi lives and works in Rome. She is a writer and screenwriter. She has published the novels Devozione, Prima che tu mi tradisca, Una storia nera and Questo giorno che incombe. Her screenplays include Fiore by Claudio Giovannesi and Il campione by Leonardo D’Agostini. The film based on Una storia nera, for which she also wrote the screenplay, directed by Leonardo D’Agostini, is in post-production. Her new novel, Cose che non si raccontano, was published by Einaudi in March 2023. She writes for La Lettura del Corriere della Sera. She is translated in over ten countries.