Candidate for the Strega Prize in 2013 with "Sofia is always dressed in black," Paolo Cognetti returned to the library with "A fish in deeper pools" (Minimum Fax). The book will be presented in his paper in Catania, Wednesday, November 5 at 19 pm at the Library Vicolo Stretto (via Santa Filomena, 38 - Catania). "A fish in deeper pools" is a meditation on the art of writing short stories. "At one point I was a student I made up my mind that if I wanted to become a good writer of short stories, I had to learn how to fish," writes the author. Literary education and sentimental. Paolo Cognetti, probably the most appreciated Italian short story writer of his generation, compared with the great masters of this genre. How do you write a great story? What's behind the daily work on the page? What is the price to pay to be able to wrap the world in twenty folders? By Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, JD Salinger, Alice Munro, John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Cognetti takes us by the hand to pull the inner lives and in the shops of these authors. At one point we seem to hear of what made the long and hard training that can lead to such masterpieces as The forty-nine stories of Hemingway or enemy, friend, lover ... of Munro. Not only the technique, but the state of mind, obstinacy, life. A book on the art of telling stories that only he could give us a great storyteller. PAUL COGNETTI was born in Milan in 1978. He is the author of several documentaries - No escape, Isbam, Box, The night of the lion, Noise Floor - that describe the relationship between the boys, territory and memory. For minimum fax media has made the series Writing / New York, nine episodes of as many New York writers, that inspired the documentary The wrong side of the bridge, traveling among the writers of Brooklyn. For Minimum Fax issued Handbook for Girls Success (2004), A little thing that is going to explode (2007), winner, among others, the Award Fucini Settembrini Prize and Prize finalist Chiara and Sophia always dresses in black selected for the Strega Prize 2013. Laterza was released in 2010 New York City is a window without curtains. His blog is paolocognetti.blogspot.it.