Marco Franzoso was born in 1965 and is hailed as one of Italy’s most important contemporary authors. Two of his novels, Tu non sai cos’è l’amore and Westwood dee-jay, have been made into theatre shows. Il bambino indaco, published by Einaudi in 2012, became a movie (Hungry Hearts), directed by Saverio Costanzo and starring Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver, both of whom received awards for their performances at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. Mi piace camminare sui tetti was published by Rizzoli in 2016, and L’innocente was published by Mondadori in 2018, winning the Mondello Giovani Prize. Marco’s latest novel, Le parole lo sanno, was published by Mondadori in March 2020 and is being turned into a movie directed by Peter Cameron.
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