International Nonino Prize 2014

António Lobo Antunes

The Lusitanian writer’s prose is the tormenting song of a restless rebel who polyphonically destroys the syntax. A kind of writing where violence and melancholy are immersed in a metaphysical loneliness and interlace. An incessant flood of death and madness drowned into a crude realism, sour unconfessed passions of a shipwreck that is the symbol of our shadow of happiness.
(Feltrinelli Editions)
The prize is delivered by Claudio Magris