WHO

ENGLISH BIO

ALESSANDRO RAVEGGI (Florence, 1980) is a novelist, curator and poet. He teaches Modern Italian Literature at New York University, Florence campus and lives between his hometown and Mexico City, where he worked at UNAM University.

He published, among other books, the collection of short stories “Il grande regno dell’emergenza” (LiberAria, 2016), the novel “Nella vasca dei terribili piranha” (Effigie, 2012), the essays “Calvino Americano” (Le Lettere, 2012) and the first Italian complete introduction to David Foster Wallace (Doppiozero editions, 2014), the collections of poems “Nominazioni” (Ladolfi, 2016), “La trasfigurazione degli animali in bestie” (Transeuropa, 2011), and series of short stories for the Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera. Critics and reviews consider him as one of the representative authors of the new Italian maximalist literature, influenced by Pynchon, Bolaño, Wallace, but also the Italian writers Volponi and Morselli.

Raveggi was also the curator of the anthology of Italian tales on Latin America “Panamericana” (La Nuova Frontiera, 2016) and is currently editor of The FLR – The Florentine Literary Review, the first Italian bilingual literary magazine in Italian and English, published by The Florentine Press (http://theflr.net/theflr).

He wrote short stories and non-fiction for renowned Italian magazines such as “Minima&Moralia”, “Doppiozero”, “Alfabeta2”, “Linus”, “Il Tascabile”, “Carmilla”, “Nazione Indiana”, “Nuova Prosa”, “The Towner”, and poems for “Luvina”, “Poesia”, “Il verri”, “Versodove”, “Le parole e le cose”, “Nuovi Argomenti”, among others.

Literary Agent: Daniele Pinna / Agenzia Kalama  info@agenziakalama.it

 

Other references:

http://www.minimaetmoralia.it/wp/tag/alessandro-raveggi/

http://www.doppiozero.com/libro/david-foster-wallace

http://lapietra.nyu.edu/event/the-writers-season-i-la-stagione-degli-scrittori-i/

http://www.lanuovafrontiera.it/catalogo/liberamente/item/471-panamericana

http://www.thetowner.com/it/tacopedia-e-altre-indigestioni/

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