This afternoon I had the chance to meet Erri De Luca at a seminar at the local library. He is a famous Italian novelist, translator and poet. He is self-taught in several languages including Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish. In 2013, he received the European Prize for Literature. I was just impressed by his limpid and intense speech, his capability to use words to illuminate his own personal experiences, emotions and values while inspiring everyone to ponder over their own life.
Here you can read a beautiful interview by Kourosh Ziabari to discover this fascinating writer.
Invincible is not the one who always wins, but who, defeated and defeated, never stops standing up to fight again.
Erri De Luca