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Dear Tyrant

Riccardo Orizio

Translated by Avril Bardoni

‘The deposed emperor was in shock. He spent his days playing, at maximum volume, a patriotic record’

Riccardo Orizio

Riccardo Orizio is the author of Lost White Tribes and Talk of the Devil – Encounters with Seven Dictators. His piece, ‘Dear Tyrant’, appeared in Granta 79.

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Translated by Avril Bardoni

Avril Bardoni is a translator of Italian literature into English. She has translated the work of Ricardo Orizio, Luciano De Crescenzo among others.

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