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Rosetta Loy

Biography

Rosetta Loy was born in 1931 in Rome. Her father was an engineer and her mother a clerk. Her experiences as a Jew in Italy during the Fascist period are recounted in La parola ebreo (First Words: a Childhood in Fascist Italy). Since the war she has become one of Italy’s foremost writers and has written on Jewish topics. She has also translated from the French.

Links

Rosetta Loy (in Italian)
Review of La parola ebreo but also a brief bio of Loy (in Italian)
Interview (in Italian)

Bibliography

1974 La bicicletta [The Bicycle]
1976 La porta dell’acqua (The Water Door)
1982 L’Estate di Letuqué (later: L’estate di Le Touquet)
1984 All’insaputa della notte
1987 Le strade di polvere (The Dust Roads of Monferrato)
1992 Sogni d’inverno
1995 Cioccolata da Hanselmann (Hot Chocolate at Hanselmann’s)
1997 La parola ebreo (First Words: a Childhood in Fascist Italy)
2000 Ahi, Paloma
2004 Nero è l’albero dei ricordi, azzurra l’aria
2009 La prima mano
2010 Cuori infranti
2013 Gli anni fra cane e lupo – 1969-1994 Il racconto dell’Italia ferita a morte
2016 Forse