Paolo Maurensig

L'ultima traversa

A new chess novella has been published by the Italian author Paolo Maurensig (well-known in chess circles for his novel The Lüneburg Variation), and interestingly enough the story is set in Bolzano, with the chess master Daniel Harrwitz as a central character. No wonder that our member and Harrwitz researcher Luca D’Ambrosio is involved in the presentation of the book.

Indeed Luca D’Ambrosio’s research (see our former report New Findings on Daniel Harrwitz) had inspired Paolo Maurensig for that story, and the author will come to Bolzano on Wednesday, 21/11/2012 to present his new work at 6 pm in the Old Bolzano Town-hall. The evening will be introduced by Luca D’Ambrosio's lecture on his latest research. More information (in German/Italian) on the following pages:

We hope that a translation of the novella into other European languages will still be realized.

On 11th of December Luca D’Ambrosio will again give a presentation about Harrwitz (in German), this time as a supporting event of the exhibition Simon and Sarah in Bozen at Castle Maretsch.
Further links for your information:
Vortragsreihe (Series of lectures)
Veranstaltungskalender (Event Calendar) Museumsverband Südtirol


  • PublisherBarbera, 2012
  • ISBN9788878995574
  • Languagesitalian
  • Pages85
  • Formatshardback

PS (24/11/2012): Luca D'ambrosio has sent us two pictures from the book presentation on last Wednesday and Paolo Maurensig's visit of the Harrwitz grave (click to enlarge pictures):

Moreover, for our Italian speaking members we offer an interview of Paolo Maurensig and Luca D'Ambrosio at - click "Get MP3 (21 MB | 15:35 min)" to download the file.