Find out more about the greatest Italian Novelists, including Umberto Eco, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello and Andrea Camilleri.
Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975
Actress, Model, Writer
Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973
Writer

Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867
Writer

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908
Italian poet

Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi
24 November 1826
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Children's writer
Andrea CamilleriAndrea Camilleri
06 September 1925
Writer, Screenwriter

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni
05 November 1778
Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist,
Giuseppe Tomasi di LampedusaGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
23 December 1896
Writer, Novelist

Natalia GinzburgNatalia Ginzburg
14 July 1916
Author

Curzio MalaparteCurzio Malaparte
09 June 1898
Film director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Diplomat,
Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19 December 1861
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Novelist
Alessandro BariccoAlessandro Baricco
25 January 1958
Writer, Journalist, Television presenter,

Hugo PrattHugo Pratt
15 June 1927
Novelist, Writer, Painter, Screenwriter

Carlo LeviCarlo Levi
29 November 1902
Painter
Leonardo SciasciaLeonardo Sciascia
08 January 1921
Author

Renata AdlerRenata Adler
19 October 1937
Author
Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
09 January 1881
Journalist

Elsa MoranteElsa Morante
18 August 1912
Italian novelist

Giorgio BassaniGiorgio Bassani
04 March 1916
Novelist

Francis Marion CrawfordFrancis Marion Crawford
02 August 1854
Writer
Ignazio SiloneIgnazio Silone
01 May 1900
Political leader
Edmondo De AmicisEdmondo De Amicis
21 October 1846
Italian novelist

Matteo BandelloMatteo Bandello
1485 AD
Writer

Carlo Emilio GaddaCarlo Emilio Gadda
14 November 1893
Writer

Ennio FlaianoEnnio Flaiano
05 March 1910
Screenwriter
Umberto SabaUmberto Saba
09 March 1883
Poet

Giambattista GiraldiGiambattista Giraldi
31 October 1504
Novelist

Massimo d'AzeglioMassimo d'Azeglio
24 October 1798
Statesman