L´infinito in un boccone
»I don’t take part in any competition, I don’t have to reach any specific goal, I’ve not set a due date, no obligations or models. I have nothing to prove, not even to myself, unless it’s the lust for life. And that I’m, thank God, capable of this.« These are the words of pride and hope that conclude Roman journalist and author Paola Balzarro’s novel L´infinito in un boccone, which tells the story of Francesca, who is 30 years old and very overweight. It’s a dramatic story in a language filled with irony and lightness.
The German translation will be read by Andrej Kritenko.
A cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute, Stuttgart.
Paola Balzarro (*1962 in Rome, Italy) studied literature at the University of La Sapienza in Rome. She has published short stories, written screenplays for film and television and received numerous prizes and fellowships. With Sinnos editrice she published the children's book „L’acqua del tempo giusto“ (1994, re-edition 2005). „L’infinito in un boccone“ is her first novel and was published in 2006 with Sinnos (Rome). Sie is currently a television and radio journalist for RAI International. Balzarro was a fellow at the Akademie in 1993/1994.