La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Journalism
Country: USA
At La Macina: 2023

I’m an American journalist and literary translator of Italian.I’m writing a work of creative non-fiction about William Weaver, an American translator of Italian literature. Weaver (1923-2013) translated more than 100 Italian novels, including works by Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino and Elsa Morante. My research is based on thousands of letters that Weaver exchanged with authors, editors and agents. I’m writing about his relationships with these authors in a dramatic narrative style. I use the letters as inspiration to reconstruct dramatic scenes and dialogue between Weaver and the authors.





























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