5 January 2022

Davide Enia


Davide Enia (Palermo, 1974) is the author of the plays Italia-Brasile 3 a 2, maggio ’43, Scanna, I capitoli dell’infanzia. As an actor, director and theatre author, he has won the most important Italian theatre awards (including the UBU Prize, the Tondelli Prize, the ETI Prize, the Mezzogiorno Prize, the Hystrio Prize, the Gassman Prize). For Radio Rai 2 he wrote and performed the radio drama Rembò. L’oca del Cairo, an incomplete opera by Mozart staged at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in 2017, marks his debut as an opera director. Così in terra (2012) is his first novel, translated into eighteen languages, winner in 2016 of the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger and the Prix Brignoles as best foreign novel of the year in France. Appunti per un naufragio, translated into seven languages, is his second novel (2017), with which he won the Mondello Prize, the Mondello Giovani Prize and the SuperMondello Prize in 2018. In 2018 he returned to theatre with L’abisso, with which he won the Ubu Prize, the Maschere del Teatro Prize, and the Hystrio Prize. Since 2022 he has been resident artist at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.