Accabadora Review Round-up

Billy O’Callaghan has reviewed Michela Murgia’s exquisite English-language debut in the Irish Examiner: “MACLEHOSE Press, a publishing house devoted to uncovering unique and generally overlooked foreign voices for the English language market, have hit aces yet again with this delicate gem. Accabadora is Italian writer Michela Murgia’s third novel, but her first to receive an English translation *** With Accabadora, Signorina Murgia has penned a powerful and at times genuinely …

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Accabadora Blog-Review Round-up

Having been held up the announcement of the Lisbeth Salander Clothing Range and Anuradha Roy’s longlisting for the Man Asia Prize – not to mention an avalanche of desk editing – we now return to the round-up of early reviews for Accabadora with a rare five-star review from the Bookbag. Murgia, I have to say, is excellent at giving her readers a taste of that rural, unhurried life. Not a …

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Book Monkey’s Review Of Accabadora

We continue our round-up of blog reviews of the multi-awarding-winning masterpiece of Sardinan letters that is Accabadora with Emma Naomi Smith‘s review on her excellent and remarkably prolific BookMonkey blog. Accabadora is Michela Murgia’s English-language debut (having been translated by Silvester Mazzarella), and it has already won seven major literary prizes, including Italy’s prestigious Premio Campiello. With such a wonderful title, and such high literary acclaim how could you not …

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Accabadora By Michela Murgia

This month we are publishing Accabadora, the second novel by the Sardinian writer Michela Murgia. Second and breakthrough novel, as Accabadora has won six literary prizes in Italy and sold over 350,00 copies there, as well as some 80,000 in Germany. All week we’ll be posting snippets from the blog reviews it has already attracted, along with an interview with the author. First up is Rob of Robaroundbooks.com‘s “Forethoughts” – an …

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Publishing Partners: Giulio Einaudi Editore

In November, MacLehose Press will publish Accabadora by the Sardinian author Michela Murgia, acquired from the Turin-based publisher Einaudi. Accabadora has been a critical and commercial success in Italy and has won no fewer than six literary prizes, the most prestigious of them being the Premio Campiello. There seems to be a renewed confidence in homegrown Italian (as opposed to translated) fiction at the moment. Gomorra by Roberto Saviano and …

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