Grazia Deledda (Nuoro, 1871 – Rome, 1936) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1926, first and only Italian woman writer to have received this recognition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is commemorating her by making available to the network of Italian Cultural Institutes around the world an extract from the “Quasi Grazia” (Almost Grazia) show, a three-act drama directed by Veronica Cruciani, with Michela Murgia playing the leading role. The video – subtitled in English, French, German and Chinese – shows theatre scenes alternating with unpublished commentary by the author Marcello Fois, who wrote the play on which the show is based.
From 2021, all of the Institutes’ libraries will also be provided with a copy of ‘Come Solitudine. Storie e novelle da un’isola’ (Like Loneliness. Island stories and novellas – Donzelli Editore, 2006), an anthology of Deledda’s most significant stories, edited by Antonella Anedda.