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Roberto Tiraboschi

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Roberto Tiraboschi

Roberto Tiraboschi was born in Bergamo, Italy. He is known as one of Italy’s most stylish screenwriters and playwrights, having worked with Nobel laureate Dario Fo and written screenplays for a number of Italian directors, including Marco Pontecorvo, Silvio Soldini, and Liliana Cavani among others. His novels have enjoyed success with both critics and readers. The Eye Stone (Europa, 2015) was his English debut.

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  • I was very kindly sent this book from the lovely people over at Europa Editions and it sounds amazing! It was translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor. I started this book for the 'historical fiction' challenge as part of the #AutumnReadthon recently as it's set in Venice...
    — On Beauty and Nothingness, Nov 18 2017
  • Venice 1118 AD. In a medieval Venice undone by devastating famine and excessive, orgiastic Carnival festivities of all kinds, the protagonists of The Apothecary's Shop chase a dream of rebirth, the eternal dream of defeating death. The young Costanza, of the noble Grimani family,...
    — Shots Magazine, Apr 25 2017
  • Imagine the world before eyeglasses, before microscopes and magnifiers, before the invention of all those things that aid weak eyes; the world as it is experienced by people completely dependent on what the eyes alone can take in. This is the world of Tiraboschi’s novel. It...
    — The Historical Novel Society, Nov 10 2015
  • Europa Editions brings us an English-language translation of Roberto Tiraboschi’s La pietra per gli occhi, a “medieval noir” by screenwriter and playwright Roberto Tiraboschi, and it’s a book that takes a calculated gamble, since it’s a historical novel set mostly in...
    — Open Letters Monthly, May 28 2015
  • The Eye Stone might be a fairly standard noir were it not for its setting: 12th-century Venice. Roberto Tiraboschi, an Italian screenwriter, playwright and novelist, has incorporated many traditional elements from the genre into his first novel published in English. It features...
    — Shelf Awareness, May 19 2015
  • "In the twelfth century AD, Venice is little more than an agglomeration of small islands snatched from the muddy tides. The magnificent city-lagoon of Venice, the rich and powerful Serene Republic, is yet to be born. Here, in this northern backwater, a group of artisans have...
    — Pulp Den, May 14 2015
  • Venice in the twelfth century was not Venice as we think of it today. A loosely-connected assortment of islands and reclaimed ground with no cohesion as a single city. There was a Doge, to be sure, but no real municipal government, police force or communications systems. Well,...
    — Apr 28 2015
  • Venetia (Historical Mystery) “A Novel of Venice” By Roberto Tiraboschi Europa Editions 288 Pages $17.00 Rating 5-stars Edgardo, a young cleric, deformed at birth, and now going blind seeks a miracle. A miracle to restore his eyesight in order to copy great...
    — Mar 2 2015

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