Domenico Starnone

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Domenico Starnone (born 1943) is an Italian writer, screenwriter and journalist.

Born in Saviano, near Naples, he has worked on several newspapers and satirical magazines, including L'Unità, Il Manifesto, Tango, and Cuore, usually about episodes of his life as a high school teacher. He also works as screenwriter.

The movies La scuola (by Daniele Luchetti) and Denti (by Gabriele Salvatores) are based on his books.

His most appreciated book is Via Gemito, which won the Premio Strega in 2001. It has been recently suggested[1] that the mysterious writer Elena Ferrante, author of L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono, was Starnone himself.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Ex cattedra (1988)
  • Il salto con le aste (1989)
  • Segni d'oro (1990)
  • Fuori registro (1991)
  • Sottobanco (1992)
  • Eccesso di zelo (1993)
  • Appunti sulla maleducazione di un insegnante volenteroso (1995)
  • Denti (1996)
  • La retta via (1997)
  • Via Gemito (2000)
  • Prima esecuzione (2007)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Galella, Luigi (November 23, 2006). "Ferrante è Starnone. Parola di computer". L'Unità.  The author points out marked similarities in style between the two writers, also supported by computer analysis.