During Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Sandro Veronesi will be back at the Italian Cultural Institute to present his latest publications, both related to the world of sport:
Un dio ti guarda (La nave di Teseo, 2016), a book where the author reminds us the sport’s educational value and the ability to unhinge the memory, both collective and individual. In this moving autobiography Veronesi fully reveals himself merging his life with the stories of his favourite champions.
Smash. 15 racconti di tennis (La nave di Teseo, 2016), a collection of short stories about tennis written by some of the most important Italian contemporary authors: Sandro Veronesi, Elena Stancanelli, Sergio Perroni, Valeria Parrella, Edoardo Nesi, Marco Missiroli, Carmen Llera Moravia, Matteo Garrone - Edoardo Albinati, Giorgio Falco, Mauro Covacich, Leonardo Colombati, Matteo Codignola, Guido Brera, Mario Andreose, Fulvio Abbate.
In conversation with ICI Director Marco Delogu, Sandro Veronesi will also talk about his experience with “La nave di Teseo”, a new Italian publishing house that he founded with the late Umberto Eco and Elisabetta Sgarbi.
Sandro Veronesi, born in Florence, Tuscany in 1959, is an Italian novelist, essayist, and journalist. He published his first book at the age of 25, a collection of poetry (Il resto del cielo, 1984) that has remained his only venture into verse writing. Since then, he has written five novels (including Caos Calmo, Strega Prize 2005, later a film with Nanni Moretti), three books of essays, one theatrical piece, numerous introductions to novels and collections of essays, interviews, screenplay, and television programs.