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Alessandro Baricco

Alessandro Baricco

Alessandro Baricco, beloved by readers worldwide for his innovative take on magical realism, his atmospheric novels and memorable characters, is one of Italy's bestselling and most critically acclaimed authors. His novels include Silk (Vintage, 1998), An Iliad (Vintage International, 2006), and Mr. Gwyn (McSweeney's, 2014).

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Latest reviews

  • “The Young Bride is an unusual, warm, and beautifully written take on how the obsessive fear of dying can distort our ability to live and love.”
    — Words Without Borders, Feb 4 2019
  • “This tale of lost innocence is poignantly told, “written” by a self-aware narrator who seamlessly shifts perspectives, giving the impression of being every character as well as the storyteller.”
    — The New Yorker, Sep 5 2016
  • "Mr. Baricco spins it all together into a work of elegance, eroticism and playful make-believe."
    — The Wall Street Journal, Aug 19 2016


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