Andrea De Carlo
Andrea De Carlo (born in December 11, 1952 in Milan) is a popular Italian writer.
Andrea De Carlo grew up in Milan. His "love-hatred" relationship with the capital of Lombardy would come to be detailed in his novels. He attended the "liceo classico" Giovanni Berchet (which appears in the initial chapters of "Due di Due"); then he graduated in modern literature, with a degree in contemporary history. He worked for a time as a photographer, as second assistant to Oliviero Toscani and then doing portaits and reportage on his own.
He traveled widely in the United States, living first in Boston, then New York City Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, where he taught Italian. Then he moved on to Australia, staying in Sydney and Melbourne. In this period, he wrote two novels intended as "exercises of style", which he decided not to publish.
He settled back in Italy, in Milan and Rome and then in the countryside near Urbino. In 1981 the Einaudi publishing house published his first novel, "Treno di Panna", which he had already written in English under the title "Cream Train". Italo Calvino wrote an introduction. A movie adapted from the book would later be produced.
His second novel, "Uccelli da gabbia e da voliera" (lit. "Birds in Cages and Aviaries"), published in the spring of 1982, was praised by Federico Fellini, with whom De Carlo worked as assistant director in the movie E la nave va (And the Ship Sails On). Towards the end of shooting, De Carlo made the short film "Le facce di Fellini" ("The Faces of Fellini") about the relationship between the great Italian director and his actors. He later collaborated with Michelangelo Antonioni on the screenplay for a film that was never made.
His best-known novel is "Due di Due", a partly autobiographical story of friendship: De Carlo's role is divided between the contrasting personalities of the creative, adventurous, anarchic Guido Laremi and the more subdued and down-to-earth Mario, the narrator of the story.
He is the author of 15 novels, which have been translated into 21 languages.
* "Treno di panna" ("Creamtrain") (1981) introduction by Italo Calvino
* "Uccelli da gabbia e da voliera" ("Cage and Aviary Birds") (1982)
* "Macno" (1984)
* "Yucatan" (1986)
* "Due di due" ("Two of Two" (1989)
* "Tecniche di seduzione" ("Techniques of Seduction") (1991)
* "Arcodamore" ("Lovebow") (1993)
* "Uto" (1995)
* "Di noi tre" ("About the Three of Us") (1997)
* "Nel momento" ("Here and Now") (1999)
* "Pura vita" ("Pure Life") (2001)
* "I veri nomi" ("The Real Names") (2002)
* "Giro di vento" ("Windshift", English version by the author) (2004)
* "Mare delle verità" ("Sea of Truth") (2006)
* "Durante" (2008)
His books are published in Italy by Bompiani, and by Rizzoli USA in the USA. They have been translated into 21 different languages.
He wrote and staged, together with musician Ludovico Einaudi, the dance production "Time Out" with the American troupe "ISO", and "Salgari" with Daniel Ezralow and the ballet company of the Arena di Verona.
He has composed and performed the soundtrack for the film "Uomini & donne, amori & bugie", and the music for the CDs "Alcuni nomi" and "Dentro Giro di Vento".
*Assistant to director Federico Fellini for the film "E la nave va"
*Co-screenwriter with Michelangelo Antonioni (the film has not been produced)
*Director of the documentary "Le facce di Fellini", and the film adaptation of "Treno di panna".
* [http://www.andreadecarlo.com/ Official site]
Источник: Andrea De Carlo