"One of the greatest luxuries nowadays is to have time at your disposal, so we offer you this literary masterpiece, readable in just 20 minutes right at the beginning of your holiday.  You will be transported to the soul of a showpiece of international hospitality, and captivated by the story written by Nicola Lecca, winner of the Hemingway Prize for literature."


Nicola Lecca (born in Cagliari in 1976) is a roving writer who has visited 400 cities and has lived at length in Venice, Reykjavik (Iceland), Visby (Sweden), Milan, Vienna, Barcelona, and Innsbruck. With his debut novel, Concerti senza orchestra (Concerts without an Orchestra), he was a finalist for Italy’s most prestigious literary award, the Strega Prize, and at the age of twenty-seven, he won the Premio Hemingway for literature. His books have been translated and published in 15 European countries and in Brazil. He has published four novels with Mondadori: Hotel Borg (2006), Il corpo odiato (The Hated Body, 2009), La piramide del caffè (The Pyramid of Coffee, 2013), and I colori dopo il bianco (The Colors after White), in 2017, which was awarded the Premio Elsa Morante. Most of his literary works have been adopted into the collection of the Svenska Akademiens Nobelbibliotek in Stockholm. For a number of years now, he has contributed regularly to La Repubblica.

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