Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Roberto Costantini in London

We’re delighted to hear of a rare visit to London by Roberto Costantini. He is appearing in conversation with Barry Forshaw at the Italian Cultural Institute on 9th April 2013.

Roberto Costantini’s debut novel, Tu Sei Il Male, has been a huge success in many European countries, especially Germany.  It went into its third reprinting within a week of being published in Italy and was the only debut novel among the 5 finalists of the 2011 Scerbanenco Prize, realising special mention as “debut work revealing itself as a great promise for noir fiction”.

Here’s the book video

It is now being published in the UK under the title The Deliverance of Evil by Quercus, the publishers of Stieg Larsson.  The Deliverance of Evil is an outstanding thriller which starts against the backdrop of Italy winning  the World Cup in 1982 and concludes in 2006 just as they are about to be victorious again.  A vicious murderer who first struck twenty-four years earlier is waiting to kill again.  The author combines the plotting and pace of international crime with the poise and prowess of literary fiction.

Jeffery Deaver said of this novel: “Deliverance of Evil is one of those rare novels that bring together the best elements of literature: it is rich with fascinating political history, filled with brilliant psychological insight into all of the characters, and a nonstop thriller that drives readers relentlessly from first page to last. Bravo, Roberto Constantini!”

Roberto Costantini was born in Tripoli.   He is the manager of the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where he also teaches on the MBA programme.

Barry Forshaw’s books include Nordic Noir, British Crime Film and Italian Cinema. Other books include Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and large sections of Directory of World Cinema: Italy. He writes for various newspapers and magazines and edits Crime Time (www.crimetime.co.uk).

The event takes place at the Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, SW1 AT 6.30pm on Tuesday, 9th April,  Entrance is free and drinks will be served after the talk

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when will he next book be translated into English?