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,

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

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet
Andrea CamilleriAndrea Camilleri
06 September 1925
Writer, Screenwriter

Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi
24 November 1826
Writer
Giuseppe Tomasi di LampedusaGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
23 December 1896
Writer, Novelist

Natalia GinzburgNatalia Ginzburg
14 July 1916
Author

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19 December 1861
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,

Curzio MalaparteCurzio Malaparte
09 June 1898
Film director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Diplomat,

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni
05 November 1778
Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist,
Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Novelist

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

Alessandro BariccoAlessandro Baricco
25 January 1958
Writer, Journalist, Television presenter,

Elsa MoranteElsa Morante
18 August 1912
Italian novelist
Renata AdlerRenata Adler
19 October 1937
Author

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

Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
09 January 1881
Journalist

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

Umberto SabaUmberto Saba
09 March 1883
Poet

Matteo BandelloMatteo Bandello
1485 AD
Writer
Silvio PellicoSilvio Pellico
24 June 1789
Italian author

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Carlo Emilio GaddaCarlo Emilio Gadda
14 November 1893
Writer
Ennio FlaianoEnnio Flaiano
05 March 1910
Screenwriter

Gregor von RezzoriGregor von Rezzori
13 May 1914
Novelist

Elio VittoriniElio Vittorini
23 July 1908
Writer

Beppe FenoglioBeppe Fenoglio
01 March 1922
Writer
Giovanni PontanoGiovanni Pontano
07 May 1426
Writer
Matilde SeraoMatilde Serao
07 March 1856
Journalist

Luigi CapuanaLuigi Capuana
28 May 1839
Author

Edoardo SanguinetiEdoardo Sanguineti
09 December 1930
Poet

Giorgio ManganelliGiorgio Manganelli
15 November 1922
Journalist
Antonio FogazzaroAntonio Fogazzaro
25 March 1842
Novelist

Massimo BontempelliMassimo Bontempelli
12 May 1878
Poet

Corrado AlvaroCorrado Alvaro
15 April 1895
Journalist

Franco SacchettiFranco Sacchetti
1335 AD
Author

Vasco PratoliniVasco Pratolini
19 October 1913
Author
Anna Maria OrteseAnna Maria Ortese
13 June 1914
Author

Riccardo BacchelliRiccardo Bacchelli
19 April 1891
Writer
Gesualdo BufalinoGesualdo Bufalino
15 November 1920
Writer

Ettore PetroliniEttore Petrolini
13 January 1884
Actor

Carlo CassolaCarlo Cassola
17 March 1917
Novelist
Anna BantiAnna Banti
27 June 1895
Writer

Antonio Francesco GrazziniAntonio Francesco Grazzini
22 March 1503
Author
Luciano BianciardiLuciano Bianciardi
14 December 1922
Journalist

Giovanni ComissoGiovanni Comisso
03 October 1895
Writer

Franco LucentiniFranco Lucentini
24 December 1920
Writer

Giovanni Battista CavalcaselleGiovanni Battista Cavalcaselle
22 January 1819
Writer

Giambattista GiraldiGiambattista Giraldi
31 October 1504
Novelist
Massimo d'AzeglioMassimo d'Azeglio
24 October 1798
Statesman