Participant profiles

Alessandro Perissinotto

Alessandro Perissinotto tour in England was organized by the independent publisher Hersilia Press, in collaboration with Italian at Leeds, Italian Cultural Institute in LondonRoyal Halloway at University of London, and the Society for Italian Studies.

Between 7th and 9th February 2011, Perissinotto gave talks at the University of Leeds (in Italian with English interpreter) , the Italian Cultural Institute in London, and Royal Holloway, to launch the first English translation of his novel Una piccola storia ignobile (Milan: Rizzoli, 2006), published in English as Blood Sisters by Hersilia Press (transl.: Howard Curtis)

At the Italian Cultural Institute in London, Perissinotto spoke in conversation with Barry Forshaw and Michael Gregorio.

Perissinotto was born in Turin in 1964 and he is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Turin. He has been writing crime fiction novels since 1997; among them, the trilogy of Anna Pavesi, which starts with Una Piccola Storia Ignobile (Blood Sisters), continues with L'ultima Notte Bianca, and ends with L'orchestra del Titanic. His novel Per Vendetta (2009), is a literary novel set in Argentina.

He is also a contributor to the daily newspaper La Stampa, with articles and short stories published in the daily Torinosette supplement. For additional information, see the writer's website. See also:

  • Farian Sabahi interviews Alessandro Perissniotto for the Italian magazine Vanity Fair (20th April 2011)
  • a video-interview of Alessandro Perissinotto for Roma Noir 2010, with Lello Gurrado and Gianrico Carofiglio, on the 'New Italian Epic'.
  • the book trailer of Per Vendetta.


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