Meeting with Andrea Molesini

MEETING WITH ANDREA MOLESINI
Around his last novel, 'La solitudine dell’assassino' (Rizzoli)

Andrea Molesini is an Italian novelist. He lives and writes in Venice, where he was born. He teaches comparative literature at the University of Padua. His debut novel Not All Bastards Are from Vienna (”Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna”), was translated in about fifteen languages and earned him the Campiello Prize in 2010. Molesini started his career as a translator and an author of stories for children and fables, but he is also active as a poet and an essayist. He won seven important prizes, published 41 books and translated 11 novels from English and French into Italian.

Translations from English into Italian

  • Derek Walcott, The Bounty. Tre poesie inedite, Pescara, Ediars, 2000
  • Barry Cole, Il libro delle puzze, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • Natalie Babbit, Nelli, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • David McKee, Elmer, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • Jeanne willis, La lunga giacca blu, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • Tony Ross, La coperta fortunata, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • Russell Hoban, Mostri, Milano, Mondadori, 1990
  • George Lucas, Willow, Milano, Mondadori, 1988

Translations from English into Italian with critical edition

  • Derek Walcott, Omeros [Edizione riveduta e aggiornata], Milano, Adelphi, 2008
  • Derek Walcott, Il levriero di Tiepolo, Milano, Adelphi, 2005
  • Sharon Creech, Amo quel cane, Milano, Mondadori, 2004
  • Derek Walcott, Omeros, Milano, Adelphi, 2003
  • Derek Walcott, Prima luce, Milano, Adelphi, 2001
  • Ted Hughes, La borsetta della sirena, Milano, Mondadori, 2000
  • Chaim Potok, L'albero di qui, Milano, Mondadori, 1999
  • Willima Faulkner, L'Albero dei desideri, Milano, Mondadori, 1998
  • Ezra Pound, Gaudier-Brzeska, Milano, Guerini e Associati, 1989
  • Ezra Pound, La muraglia infinita, Cittadella, Amadeus, 1989
  • Ezra Pound, Cathay, Milano, Unicopli, 1983

Prizes

  • Premio Supercampiello (2011) per il libro Non tutti i bastardi sono di Vienna (Sellerio 2010).
  • Premio Comisso (2011).
  • Premio Città di Cuneo Primo Romanzo (2011).
  • Premio Latisana per il Nord-Est (2011).
  • Premio Andersen (1990) per il libro Quando ai veneziani crebbe la coda (Mondadori 1989).
  • Premio Andersen alla carriera (1999).
  • Premio Monselice per la traduzione letteraria (2008).