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Livia Manera Sambuy

Livia Manera Sambuy is an Italian journalist and writer. She is the author of a book of profiles of American writers, Non scrivere di me (Don't Write About Me, Feltrinelli 2015), and of the narrative nonfiction book Il segreto di Amrit Kaur (Feltrinelli, 2022) — published as In Search of Amrit Kaur by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Chatto & Windus (2023). She is also the author and co-director of two documentary films on Philip Roth: ARTE’s Philip Roth sans complexe (2011), and Philip Roth Unmasked (2013), part of Pbs's "American Masters" series. Non scrivere di me won the University of Camerino 2015 Literary Prize. Il segreto di Amrit Kaur won the Capalbio Literary Award in 2023.

She has been a staff writer at the cultural pages and literary supplement of the Italian national daily Corriere della Sera for over twenty years. She lives between Paris and Tuscany.

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