ALESSANDRO RAVEGGI (Florence, 1980) is an Italian novelist and scholar, currently research fellow in Comparative Literature at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. He taught Italian Literature at New York University for several years. He is also editor-in-chief at The Florence Review, the first Italian bilingual literary magazine in Italian and English.
He published, among other books, the novels Grande karma (Bompiani, 2020, nominee for the 2021 Strega Prize) and Nella vasca dei terribili piranha (Effigie, 2012), A Città del Messico con Bolaño (Perrone, 2022), the collection of short stories Il grande regno dell’emergenza (LiberAria, 2016), the essays Calvino Americano (Le Lettere, 2012) and the first Italian complete introduction to D. F. Wallace (David Foster Wallace, Doppiozero editions, 2014), the collections of poems Nominazioni (Ladolfi, 2016), La trasfigurazione degli animali in bestie (Transeuropa, 2011, bilingual edition), and series of short stories for the Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera. His forthcoming book will be the essay Il Romanzo di Babele (Marsilio, 2023). He worked also as a researcher at UNAM University in México City, where he lived and wrote for more than four years.
Raveggi was also the editor of the anthology of Italian tales on Latin America Panamericana (La Nuova Frontiera, 2016). He wrote short stories and non-fiction for renowned Italian and International magazines such as “The Kenyon Review”, “Revista Universidad”, “Letras Libres” “Wired”, “Esquire”, “Forbes”, “Minima&Moralia”, “Doppiozero”, “Alfabeta2”, “Linus”, “Il Tascabile”, “Carmilla”, “Nazione Indiana”, “Nuova Prosa”, “The Towner”, and poems for “Luvina”, “Poesia”, “Il verri”, “Versodove”, “Le parole e le cose”, “Nuovi Argomenti”, among others.
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