Author of the Month


Natalia Ginzburg was an Italian author who wrote novels, short stories and essays. Known for her modern, direct style, Ginzburg wrote about family dynamics, female identity and politics.

We’ve chosen Natalia Ginzburg for our Author of the Month for June in celebration of The Dry Heart and The Road to the City being published by Daunt last month.

Further links:

‘Finding Moments of Calm: Rereading Natalia Ginzburg’s Winter in the Abruzzi for its stern and tender fellowship’, Maggie Nelson, The New Yorker, 6 April 2020

‘If Ferrante is a friend, Ginzburg is a mentor’: the complex world of Natalia Ginzburg, Lara Feigel, The Guardian, 2019

‘Violent Vocation: Rachel Cusk on Natalia Ginzburg and a new template for the female voice’, Rachel Cusk, Times Literary Supplement, April 2018