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Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia, born in Bari in 1973, is an editor for the Italian publisher Minimum Fax. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His books have been awarded the Strega Prize, the Premio Volponi, and the Premio Viareggio, among others. He lives in Rome. Ferocity is his English-language debut.

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Latest reviews

  • "A rich and readable cautionary tale for strong-minded readers."
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Sep 1 2017
  • "Part in-depth family drama, part up-close depiction of societal corruption, this novel leaves a mark."
    — The National, Aug 27 2017
  • “[Lagioia's] kaleidoscopic approach allows the mystery to slowly and captivatingly resolve while offering a layered portrait of contemporary Italian life and the abuses of power that money can excuse.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Aug 21 2017
  • “Nicola Lagioia's FEROCITY is finally making its way to American shores, and it's sure to be one hot topic of conversation when it finally comes out.”
    — PopSugar, Aug 19 2017
  • “Pitched as Gillian Flynn meets Jonathan Franzen, Ferocity won the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy’s preeminent fiction prize, and concerns a dead woman, her brother who’s set on figuring out what happened to her, and Southern Italy in the 1980s. Sign me up.”
    — The Millions, Jul 11 2017
  • “A wonderfully sophisticated and self-aware novel that takes dead aim at our decadent dreams.”
    — Charles D'Ambrosio, author of THE POINT, Jul 10 2017
  • Read an excerpt of Ferocity in The White Review.
    — The White Review, Jun 1 2017
  • “It is a stimulating piece of fiction which is at once a complex family saga and a profound state-of-the-nation novel.”
    — BookRiot, May 24 2017
  • “Lagioia makes his enthralling English-language debut, translated into dazzling prose by Shugaar.”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Feb 21 2017
  • Read Nicola Lagioia's conversation with Elena Ferrante in The New Yorker.
    — The New Yorker, May 19 2016

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