Writer and performer
Alessandro Baricco is an Italian writer, playwright, journalist and music critic, considered one of his country’s most important and popular writers. He has won worldwide recognition for his novels, such as Tierras de cristal (1991), Océano mar (1993) and Seda (1996) — with which he obtained huge editorial success – and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has received important awards, such as the Médicis Award in France and, as well as having published 13 novels, he has also written a a theater play and a dozen books of essays. He is one of the great influences on recent Italian literature, given his interest in writing’s form and rhythm.