Riccardo Marchi

Riccardo Marchi (1897–1992) is truly a forgotten character in the Italian literary panorama, searching online you can find very little about him. Yet, Riccardo Marchi has been compared by critics to Tozzi, Verga and Capuana, for the realism of the description and for his being a scholar of Livorno folklore and traditions.

Telegraphist in the First World War, he successfully managed his father’s soap factory, carrying on, at the same time, the activity of journalist, writer and political activist. In 1921 he participated in the socialist convention which saw the birth of the communist party.

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Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published six novels.