Roberto Ferrucci

Roberto Ferrucci (born in Venice, 1960) is an Italian writer. 

Ferrucci made his debut in 1993 with the novel Terra rossa ( Transeuropa Edizioni ), which was followed, in 1999, Playing a ball on the water ( Marsilio Editori ), for which he obtained the literature award established by CONI and was a finalist at the Bancarella Award , and, in 2003, Andate e ritorni, raids to the northeast , finalist at the 2004 Settembrini Award.


He has written for literary magazines such as Nuovi Argomenti and Linea d'ombra , and for newspapers such as Nuova Venezia , Tribuna di Treviso , Il Mattino di Padova , Il Gazzettino , Corriere del Veneto , il manifesto , l'Unità , Liberazione and il Fatto Daily . [2] Since March 2011 he has collaborated with Corriere della Sera , where he also writes in the Sunday supplement La Lettura.


From 1992 to 1998 he worked in Tele Capodistria , as an author and director of cultural and cinema broadcasts. During this time he collaborated with director Silvio Soldini for the film Pane e tulipani as a location scouting for the scenes set in Venice. He also edited the book of the film, published in 1999 by Marsilio Editori .


For Terra Ferma publishing house (now Antiga Edizioni) he directs the Collirio digital book series, which he founded together with Tiziano Scarpa . A series that publishes out-of-print novels, collections of short stories or various texts, or, on the contrary, stories or unique texts by authors such as Piersandro Pallavicini , Andrea Canobbio , Romolo Bugaro , Angelo Ferracuti and Gianfranco Bettin .

He is the Italian translator of Jean-Philippe Toussaint and Patrick Deville.


Since 2002 he has taught creative writing at the University of Padua. Since 2018, together with Tiziano Scarpa, he has held a writing workshop at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice.


Anthologies featuring Roberto Ferrucci

The Book of Venice

A varied and expansive look at one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centres.