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Moreno Giovannoni Moreno Giovannoni i(A130051 works by)
Born: Established: Tuscany,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Moreno Giovannoni is a translator and author living in Melbourne. Born in Tuscany, he grew up in North-East Victoria. The inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize, he published a number of short stories in Australian periodicals before releasing his first book, The Fireflies of Autumn, in 2018.

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y separately published work icon The Fireflies of Autumn : And Other Tales of San Ginese Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018 12924225 2018 single work novel

'San Ginese is a village in Tuscany. Many of its inhabitants travelled to Australia and America to work, and some of them returned. The Fireflies of Autumn tells of its rich, sometimes tragic life throughout the course of the twentieth century.
'These linked tales recall the fables of Italo Calvino, the intimacy and sometimes shocking candour of Elena Ferrante, and Colm Toibin's nuanced sense of migration's losses and gains. But ultimately Moreno Giovannoni is an original. In writing that appears simple, but which has great complexity and power, he offers literary style, cultural wisdom and complete immersion in a fully imagined Italian world. This is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.' (Publication Summary)

2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Fiction
2018 shortlisted The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
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