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Narrating Venice with Tiziano Scarpa

Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century


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Available on Ocean Archive on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast.

How do Venetians narrate their city? How do foreign writers write about Venice? In conversation with Enrico Bettinello, Venetian writer Tiziano Scarpa explores this complex and multi-faceted topic through anecdotes and stories.

The Episode is available on Ocean Archive, on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast.

Music: Christian Fennesz. Songs: Chateau Rouge, Laguna, Rivers of Sand. Album: Venice (2004). Provided by Christian Fennesz and Touch Music.

Tiziano Scarpa

Tiziano Scarpa was born in Venice in 1963. He has written over than thirty novels, collections of short stories, essays, poems and theatrical texts. Among his best known works are the novel "Stabat Mater" (Einaudi 2008, Strega Prize 2009) and the guide-book "Venezia è un pesce" (Feltrinelli, 2000). His most recent works include the novels "Il brevetto del geco" (Einaudi, 2016) and "Il caviglio del gufo del gufo" (Einaudi, 2018), the poetry collection "Le nuvole e i soldi" (Einaudi 2018) and "Una dragonfly di città e altre storie in rima" (minimum fax, 2018). His books have been translated into the main European languages, and into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Hebrew.

Photo: Gianluca Moro