Friday, January 18, 2008

Ornela Vorpsi, Writer

There's an interesting glimpse of a woman over at Cafe Babel.

Ornela Vorpsi is introduced as an Italian-writing, Paris-dwelling, prize-winning Albanian writer.

Ornela continues to write in Italian, but she thinks and talks in four languages. Is this maybe what languages mean to us in Europe today? 'To me it comes naturally. I continue to speak Albanian to my mother on the phone every day, in Italian to my husband, and French in the street. And I believe that the language in my novels is a synthesis of many cultures, of many mixed languages.'

You can read a little more about her here, if curious

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