Tommaso Labranca, Italian writer, Died at 54


Tommaso Labranca was born on February 18, 1962, in Milan, Labianca, and died on August 29, 2016.

He was an Italian essayist, novelist, journalist, writer, and radio presenter.

He began his career in the 1980s as a translator and an editor of fanzines.

He took interested in the Italian trash culture, which he considered as “the last major manifestation of Italian creativity”, between 1992 and 1994 he directed the magazine Trashware, and he became first known for the books Andy Warhol era un coatto (“Andy Warhol was tacky”, 1994) and Estasi del pecoreccio (“Extasy of the bad taste”, 1995).

Sometime in the 1990s, he was part, together with Niccolò Ammaniti, Isabella Santacroce, Tiziano Scarpa and others, of a literary movement known as “i cannibali” (“the cannibals”).

During 1997, Tommaso Labranca debuted as a television writer with the Rai 2 nostalgia show Anima mia, and starting from 2000 he collaborated with several radio stations including Radio Rai and Radio 24 as a writer and a presenter. In 2013 he founded an independent publishing house, 20090.

Tommaso Labranca’s last work was the essay Vraghinaròda.

Tommaso Labranca passed away at 54 years old.