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Theory of Shadows

by Paolo Maurensig & Anne Milano Appel

The strange circumstances surrounding the death of the world chess champion and alleged Nazi collaborator Alexander Alekhine, as investigated by a literary grand master

On the morning of March 24, 1946, the world...

The Athenian Women: A Novel

by Alessandro Barbero & Antony Shugaar

 The Athenian Women presents a powerful vision of class struggle, the subjugation of women under a patriarchal system, and the courage needed to change the course of history.

Athens, 411 BC. In the countryside,...

Beneath the Mountain

by Luca D'Andrea

In Luca D’Andrea’s atmospheric and brilliant thriller, set in a small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, an outsider must uncover the truth about a triple murder that has gone unsolved...

We'll Sleep When We're Old: A Novel

by Pino Corrias

Like Fellini’s classic film and mixed with Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty, a gorgeously wrought novel that explores the complicated life of a controversial Italian film producer who vanishes after a fire...

The Baron in the Trees

by Italo Calvino & Ann Goldstein

A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms

For Isabel: A Mandala

by Antonio Tabucchi & Elizabeth Harris

A metaphysical detective story about love and existence from the Italian master, Antonio Tabucchi. When Tadeus sets out to find Isabel, his former love, he soon finds himself on a metaphysical journey across...

Difficult Loves

by Italo Calvino, William Weaver & Ann Goldstein

Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in this collection as Calvino intended them.

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake: A Novel

by Chiara Barzini

Welcome to LA? Nineties' Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who's on shaky ground—in more ways than one.

Mere weeks after the...

A Nest of Vipers

Inspector Montalbano #21

by Andrea Camilleri & Stephen Sartarelli

Montalbano investigates the death of wealthy accountant Barletta in a case involving a string of mistresses and family secrets.

Inspector Montalbano enjoys simple pleasures: delicious food, walks along the water,...

Infinite Summer

by Edoardo Nesi & Alice Kilgarriff

A novel set in Tuscany during the magical years when thousands of businesses blossomed, manufacturing objects for everyday life as well-made and beautiful as the Renaissance art that inspired them




by Francesco Pacifico

"Plainly the work of a forceful and ambitious writer... (Class) is like little else I’ve read in recent years.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The breakout novel by Francesco Pacifico, one of Italy’s...

Nest in the Bones: Stories by Antonio Benedetto

by Antonio Di Benedetto & Martina Broner

Philosophically engaged and darkly moving, the twenty stories in Nest in the Bones span three decades from Antonio di Benedetto's wildly various career. From his youth in Argentina to his exile in Spain after...


by Umberto Saba & Estelle Gilson

A coming of age story that is a classic of gay literature, now in English for the first time 

An NYRB Classics Original

Ernesto is a classic of gay literature, a tender and complex tale of sexual awakening by...

The Twenty Days of Turin: A Novel

by Giorgio De Maria & Ramon Glazov

Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017

Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut.

In the spare...

A Voice in the Night

Inspector Montalbano #20

by Andrea Camilleri & Stephen Sartarelli

Two strange deaths lead Inspector Montalbano into investigations of corruption and power in the twentieth novel in the New York Times bestselling series

Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a...

The Luneburg Variation

by Paolo Maurensig & Jon Rothschild

"Not since White Knights of Reykjavik, George Steiner's riveting account of the 1972 world championship match between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, has a writer demonstrated such stunning insight into the...

The Street Kids

by Pier Paolo Pasolini & Ann Goldstein

The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available...

Don't Tell Me You're Afraid: A Novel

by Giuseppe Catozzella & Anne Milano Appel

Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic Games


At eight years of age, Samia lives to run. She shares her dream with...

We Want Everything: A Novel

by Nanni Balestrini & Rachel Kushner

Explosive novel of Italy’s revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist

It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent...

Distant Light

by Antonio Moresco & Richard Dixon

A man lives in total solitude in an abandoned mountain village. But each night, at the same hour, a mysterious distant light appears on the far side of the valley and disturbs his isolation. What is it? Someone...