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The House on Via Gemito
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Domenico Starnone was born in Naples and lives in Rome. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, including First Execution(Europa, 2009), Ties (Europa, 2017) a Sunday Times Best Book of the Year, Trick (Europa, 2018), a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and the 2019 PEN Translation Prize, Trust (Europa, 2021), and The House on Via Gemito (Europa, 2023), winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary prize, the Strega. It was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2024.


Oonagh Stransky has been a translator of Italian literature for over 20 years. Some of the writers whose work she has brought into English include Pier Paolo Pasolini, Carlo Lucarelli, Giuseppe Pontiggia, and Roberto Saviano. Stransky started studying Italian at Middlebury Language Schools in 1986, got her BA in Comparative Literature from Mills College and UC Berkeley in 1989, and her MA in Italian from Columbia University in 2002. She currently lives in Italy.

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'"Domenico Starnone's most important book . . . robust, flawlessly structured and luminously written."' - L'Indice

'"A cross-section of Neapolitan life, and a life-story expertly told."' - Benevento

'"A masterpiece."' - Reading in Translation

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