Diego De Silva was born in Naples in 1964. He is the author of plays, screenplays and six novels. I Hadn't Understood was a finalist for the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award, and winner of the Naples Prize for fiction. His books have been translated into eight languages. He currently lives in Salerno. Antony Shugaar is the author of I Lie for a Living and Latitude Zero: Tales of the Equator. For Europa Editions he has translated among others novels by Massimo Carlotto, Stefano Benni, Domenico Starnone, and Carmine Abate.
""I Hadn''t Understood" defies classification, as does its
brilliant and versatile author."--"Critica Letteraria"
""I Hadn't Understood" defies classification, as does its brilliant and versatile author."--"Critica Letteraria"
"Diego De Silva is an honest writer. He tells us right away that we will find ourselves embroiled in a novel that is non-linear, dispersive, full of digressions. He tells us in the opening pages that he loves writing this way: 'I'm interested in the kind of casual chatter that sends you off in a new direction.' Cleverly, then, he stirs the reader's curiosity and makes him an accomplice, almost asking an emotional commitment, almost as if he is confessing a secret that only the reader can hear."--"WUZ"