Saturday, May 28, 2011

Franco Biondi

Franco Biondi, born in 1947 in Italy, immigrated to Germany in 1965 where he still lives. He started writing literature in Italian but now mostly writes in German. In 2005 he has published a self-translated bilingual edition of Italian-German poetry Giri e rigiri. The first part consists of poems originally written in Italian and translated by the author into German, whereas in the second part the poems were originally written in German and self-translated into Italian.

Click here to read an interview with Biondi (in German), in which he talks about his choice to write in German and the difficulties he had to face.
You can find more information on Biondi and also articles about his works (some written in English and Italian) on his homepage.

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