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Daniele Del Giudice was born in Rome in 1949. The first novel he published, Lo stadio di Wimbledon (Einaudi 1983), was set between Trieste and London, revolving around the figure of Roberto Bazlen and his renunciation of writing in favour of life’s action. This book was followed by Atlante occidentale (Einaudi, 1985), a novel about changes of perceptions and feelings, an anthropological mutation caused by science and widespread technology, set in Geneva in the enormous nuclear accelerator in the heart of Europe where a young physicist works on matters tiniest elements and where new languages and objects are created.
This attention to the scientific sector, to innovations in daily behaviour and shared perceptions, is also present in later novels and short stories such as Nel museo di Reims (Mondadori, 1989), Staccando l’ombra da terra (Einaudi, 1994), and Mania (Einaudi, 1997). In 1999 this interest in comparing different fields of investigation led him in to create "Fondamenta", an international event held in Venice every year, hosting theologians, philosophers, scientists, magistrates and civilised society’s personalities to discuss a monographic theme from a cultural, social and political point of view.
Together with the actor and director Marco Paolini, in 2000 he wrote I Tigi, Canto per Ustica (Einaudi), a theatrical performance and civilised oration about the tragedy involving the DC9 that crashed mysteriously in 1980.
A keen traveller and a pilot, he also went on a long excursion to Antarctica, travelling through the Terra del Fuego, and the diary of this journey, entitled Taccuino australe, appeared in 1990 on page three of the «Corriere della Sera» and in the «Frankfurter Allgemeine».
Translated into sixteen languages, Daniele del Giudice’s books have won many awards: the Viareggio Prize in 1983, the 1995 Bagutta Prize, the Selezione Campiello Prize in 1995 and in 1997 and, in 2002, the Accademia dei Lincei award for fiction. Staccando l’ombra da terra has been made into numerous theatrical versions and also a musical, while in 2002, directed in France by Mathieu Amalric, Lo stadio di Wimbledon was also made into a film.
In addition to his novels, Del Giudice has published essays on Italo Svevo, Thomas Bernhardt, Robert. L. Stevenson and Primo Levi.
For many years now he has lived in Venice, where he teaches Theatrical Literature at the Theatre Faculty of the IUAV, the University Institute of Architecture.
Comments about him

"Daniele del Giudice is the only modern Italian author who narrates following an idea".
Pietro Citati
.3 June
.Chiara Muti
.Enzo Pietropaoli