Diego Marani – Italy

Diego Marani

Diego Marani was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1959. A novelist, translator, and newspaper columnist, he now works in the Multilingualism Policy Unit of the European Commission. While working as a translator he invented Europanto, an auxiliary language in which he has produced texts and video clips.

His most famous novel is Nuova grammatica finlandese (New Finnish Grammar), which has been translated into several languages and has received the Grinzane Cavour literary prize in Italy. His other novels include L'ultimo dei Vostiach (The Last of the Vostiaks), L'interprete, Il Compagno di scuola, and Enciclopedia tresigallese.

His last book, La bicicletta incantata, has been made into a film. Diego Marani regularly writes for the cultural page of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore.

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