He died at 62 Vitaliano Trevisan, writer, actor, playwright and screenwriter. Born in Sandrigo, nearby Vicenza, in 1960, he was late in writing: in the course of his life he carried out many trades, from the worker to the ice cream maker to the surveyor. In 2002 he achieved national success with the novel The fifteen thousand steps (winner of the “Campiello Europa” and “The stranger” awards), which contains the thoughts of a man with a thousand phobias and mechanical behaviors obsessive-compulsive. Subjected to forced psychiatric hospitalization last fall, he had recounted his experience on Republic as a “special envoy in disguise”, recounting the fellow patients with whom he had shared that difficult period.
In the 2000s, Trevisan was divided between literature, writing for the cinema and theater and acting. Among his other books published by Einaudi, they remember The bridge, a collapse (2007) e Grotesques and Arabesques (2009). For the theater, in 2004 he edited the adaptation of Juliet from Federico Fellini and wrote, among others, Work makes you free, staged in 2005 by Toni Servillo. His monologues Oscillations e RH only were published, again by Einaudi, in the volume Two monologues (2009). He had also worked for the cinema, as an actor and co-writer on Primo Amore di Matteo Garrone (2004) and on TV (among others, in the series RIS Rome – Crimes imperfect, in 2009).
The article Vitaliano Trevisan, the writer and playwright died at the age of 62: the success with “The fifteen thousand steps” and the forced hospitalization in psychiatry in 2021 comes from Il Fatto Quotidiano.