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Vincenzo Cerami

Vincenzo Cerami debuted as a writer with Un borghese piccolo piccolo (with an introduction by Italo Calvino, Garzanti, 1976), which Mario Monicelli turned into the eponymous film starring Alberto Sordi. Alongside his intense literary activities, Cerami also works in the cinema and the theatre. He was assistant director to Pasolini in Uccellacci e Uccellini; he collaborated on the screenplays for many films with Sergio Citi, Marco Bellocchio, Gianni Amelio and Roberto Benigni; and he has made operas and shows with Nicola Piovani.
His works for the stage include: L’amore delle tre melarance (1984); Sua Maestà (1986); and Hello George! (1988). He writes in newspapers and magazines and teaches creative writing. His literary output includes: Ragazzo di Vetro (1983); La Lepre (1988); Consigli a un giovane scrittore (1996); and Pensieri così (2002), all published by Garzanti; as well as L’incontro (2005); and Vite bugiarde. Romanzo d’appendice (2007) published by Mondadori.
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