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The Choices We Make

Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers was Italy’s top selling title last year and the winner of the country’s premier literary award, the Premio Strega (Italy’s equivalent of the Booker prize).  Today is our last conversation with Paolo, fresh from his debut at Britain’s Hay Festival.  What has the past year’s tumultuous success been […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Paolo Giordano’s first novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, took Italy by storm last year: selling over a million copies and becoming the year’s top selling title.  Today we talk to Paolo, fresh from his debut at the Hay Festival, about the process of writing.  “Writing a novel is like tearing a piece out of […]