July 6, 2010
Thirty years after the worldwide success of The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco is writing a new book. The working title of the new novel, set in the nineteenth-century Europe of revolutions, is Il cimitero di Praga, unofficially translated to English as The Cemetery of Prague. Whether the story is set in Prague, or if it refers to a specific cemetaryx in the Czech capital, we don't know yet - Eco refused to reveal the connection of his new book to Prague. The publisher's teaser lines suggest that the novel is about a "cynical counterfeiter", who was secretively pulling the strings in European politics in the 19th century. Umberto Eco's new book, Il cimitero di Praga will be published in October in Italy.