The international prize "Città di Como" This year has the honor to count among the jury members of the great writer Dacia Maraini. We report the release of Conchita De Gregorio volume Do not ask when. Novel for Dacia (160 pp. , 15 euro) in the series "Scala Italian" Rizzoli. In this book, the journalist and writer who directed, among other things the newspaper "L'Unità" leads us by the hand in the bright rooms of the memory of one of the most popular authors of our day. "More than an autobiography is a poem in which words take on lyrical intensity", said of this work the writer Melania Mazzucco. There are writers who have made the stories his life, transforming his life as a unique history. Dacia Maraini is one of them. Before the unmistakable blue of her eyes paraded a host of extraordinary characters, that the pages of this novel of rare and happy freedom narrative take body and voice to be mobile photography of an Italy that no longer exists. The intimate and sharp look Conchita De Gregorio brings out from the background, as snapshots timeless, the figures of Fosco and Topazia, parents and brave rebels, intellectuals and artists friends, from Pasolini to Maria Callas to Visconti, and then Moravia and passions that have inhabited the existence of Dacia: feminism, theater, The travels. And writing, finally, only ever writing, faithful companion and thermometer of a life that could just as novel Conchita De Gregorio takes us by the hand in the bright rooms of the memory of one of the most popular authors of our day to be told. Twisting and baring his memories with the decency and courage of the real writer. Where the exceptional becomes the norm and the world our freedom.