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Domenico Starnone

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Domenico Starnone

Born near Naples in 1943, Domenico Starnone is a writer, screenwriter, and journalist. He started out as a teacher, and several of his books are satirical takes on the world of education, both from teachers' and students' points of view. His articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as L'Unita, Il Manifesto, Tango, and Cuore. In 2001 he won the Premio Strega for his book Via Gemito. The movies La scuola (The School, directed by Daniele Luchetti) and Denti (Teeth, directed by Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores) are based on his books. He has also worked as a screenwriter on a dozen films and has been nominated three times for the Nastro d’Argento Prize for Best Story and Best Screenplay.

Articles by Domenico Starnone

Making a Scene
By Domenico Starnone
This tiny, tiny kid shot down the right aisle, then under the screen, then popped up the left aisle, to the back of the theater, and started all over again—propeller going all the while.
Translated from Italian by Elizabeth Harris
Other Destinations
By Domenico Starnone
When I was eight years old I decided to run away from home. There's no sense explaining why right now. Maybe some other time. Let's just say that where I used to live, on via Vincenzo Gemito 64,…
Translated from Italian by Michael F. Moore