Ceresa, Alice

BORN 25 Jan 1923, Basel - DIED 22 Feb 2001, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Secunda, 5.9 (1892))

Daughter of a Swiss Italian father and a Swiss German mother. She grew up in Tessin and moved to Rome in 1950. There she worked for the magazine "Tempo presente" and as a translator and a literary consultant for Longanesi publishers. Among the authors she translated were Gerold Späth and Elias Canetti.

Her own works concentrated on relations within families. In 1967 she won the Opera Prima prize in Viareggio for her first novel "La figlia prodiga". Other novels were "La morte del padre" (1979) and "Bambine" (1990). She published relative little of her own writings and when she died in 2001 she left several unfinished works behind.


The grave of Alice Ceresa at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)


Cernuschi, Enrico

Published: 13 Jun 2010
Last update: 24 Feb 2022