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

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

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet
Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi
24 November 1826
Writer

Andrea CamilleriAndrea Camilleri
06 September 1925
Writer
Natalia GinzburgNatalia Ginzburg
14 July 1916
Author

Giuseppe Tomasi di LampedusaGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
23 December 1896
Writer, Novelist

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni
05 November 1778
Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist,

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Novelist

Alessandro BariccoAlessandro Baricco
25 January 1958
Writer, Journalist, Television presenter,
Curzio MalaparteCurzio Malaparte
09 June 1898
Film director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Diplomat,

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

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

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

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

Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
09 January 1881
Journalist

Massimo d'AzeglioMassimo d'Azeglio
24 October 1798
Statesman
Francis Marion CrawfordFrancis Marion Crawford
02 August 1854
Writer

Giorgio BassaniGiorgio Bassani
04 March 1916
Novelist
Edmondo De AmicisEdmondo De Amicis
21 October 1846
Italian novelist

Ennio FlaianoEnnio Flaiano
05 March 1910
Screenwriter

Ignazio SiloneIgnazio Silone
01 May 1900
Political leader
Matteo BandelloMatteo Bandello
1485 AD
Writer

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Giambattista GiraldiGiambattista Giraldi
31 October 1504
Novelist
Gregor von RezzoriGregor von Rezzori
13 May 1914
Novelist

Umberto SabaUmberto Saba
09 March 1883
Poet

Carlo Emilio GaddaCarlo Emilio Gadda
14 November 1893
Writer

Elio VittoriniElio Vittorini
23 July 1908
Writer
Silvio PellicoSilvio Pellico
24 June 1789
Italian author
Beppe FenoglioBeppe Fenoglio
01 March 1922
Writer

Ettore PetroliniEttore Petrolini
13 January 1884
Actor

Matilde SeraoMatilde Serao
07 March 1856
Journalist

Giorgio ManganelliGiorgio Manganelli
15 November 1922
Journalist
Anna Maria OrteseAnna Maria Ortese
13 June 1914
Author

Massimo BontempelliMassimo Bontempelli
12 May 1878
Poet

Giovanni PontanoGiovanni Pontano
07 May 1426
Writer

Antonio FogazzaroAntonio Fogazzaro
25 March 1842
Novelist

Luigi CapuanaLuigi Capuana
28 May 1839
Author
Gesualdo BufalinoGesualdo Bufalino
15 November 1920
Writer

Vasco PratoliniVasco Pratolini
19 October 1913
Author
Riccardo BacchelliRiccardo Bacchelli
19 April 1891
Writer

Corrado AlvaroCorrado Alvaro
15 April 1895
Journalist

Edoardo SanguinetiEdoardo Sanguineti
09 December 1930
Poet
Anna BantiAnna Banti
27 June 1895
Writer

Franco SacchettiFranco Sacchetti
1335 AD
Author
Giovanni ComissoGiovanni Comisso
03 October 1895
Writer

Luciano BianciardiLuciano Bianciardi
14 December 1922
Journalist

Carlo CassolaCarlo Cassola
17 March 1917
Novelist

Antonio Francesco GrazziniAntonio Francesco Grazzini
22 March 1503
Author

Franco LucentiniFranco Lucentini
24 December 1920
Writer
Giovanni Battista CavalcaselleGiovanni Battista Cavalcaselle
22 January 1819
Writer