The sections in italics are from Roberto Ferrucci’s novel:
(tr. What changes)
Roberto Ferrucci was born in Marghera, in 1960.
He is a writer, having written for television and radio, a journalist, translator, photographer and film director.
For many years he has contributed to the sports, cultural and literary pages of several Italian newspapers, including Il Manifesto
Since 2002 he teaches creative writing at the Faculty of Letters in the University of Padua.
Marsilio published his Pane e tulipani
(tr. Bread and tulips), based on Silvio Soldini’s film of the same title. Ferrucci’s contribution was to the film location, set in Venice.
As a translator his main focus has been on the work of Jean-Philippe Toussaint.
Other novels by Ferrucci include:
(tr. Red clay. Transeuropa, 1993 / Fernandel, 1998): set in the ’80s, on the tennis court that became the stage for Bjorn Borg’s historical defeat.
Giocando a pallone sull’acqua
(tr. Playing ball in the water. Marsilio, 1999): an epic football adventure telling of the return to the A league, after 31 years, of the Venezia football club thanks to Alvaro Recoba’s performance (Premio Selezione Bancarella 2000).
Andate e ritorni. Scorribande a nordest
(tr. Comings and goings. Incursions into the north-east. Amos, 2003): a travelogue on a Vespa through north-east Italy (finalist at the Settembrini 2004 Prize).
(in Italian) contains pictures, flavours and landscapes of the soul.