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List of the most popular authors from Italy, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Italian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Italian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List authors range from Giorgio Bassani to Ulisse Aldrovandi.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Italy?" and "Who are the best Italian authors?"

For further information on these historic Italian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Italian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Edoardo Sanguineti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Edoardo Sanguineti Natural Stories # 1 (Drama Series 16), Capriccio italiano, Estudios sobre Moravia

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Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Pier Paolo Pasolini Ragazzi di vita, Alì dagli occhi azzurri, A violent life

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Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Giuseppe Verdi Requiem, La Forza del destino, La Donna è mobile--

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Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Antonio Vivaldi 4 Seasons, Six Flute Concertos, Op. 10

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Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Roberto Benigni Il mostro, Johnny Stecchino, Quando Benigni ruppe il video

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Luigi Pirandello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Luigi Pirandello The Late Mattia Pascal, One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

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Julius Evola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Julius Evola Meditations on the Peaks, The Hermetic Tradition, Ride the Tiger

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Giordano Bruno is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Giordano Bruno Los Heroicos Furores, Die Kabbala des Pegasus, Cause

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Federico Fellini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Federico Fellini El Viaje de G. Mastorna, Trip to Tulum, Queridisimo Simenon

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Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy, Inferno, Paradiso

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Frank Capra The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography

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Umberto Saba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Umberto Saba Songbook, Couleur du temps, Immagini per Saba

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Umberto Eco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before

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Mario Salvadori is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Mario Salvadori Differential Equations in Engineering Problems, The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects, Building: The Fight Against Gravity

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Gioacchino Rossini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Gioacchino Rossini Le comte Ory, L' assedio di Corinto, L' Italiana in Algeri

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Fabio Colonna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Fabio Colonna La Sambuca lincea

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Alberto Moravia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Alberto Moravia Two Women, La Cosa, La Romana

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Aldo Busi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Aldo Busi Un cuore di troppo, Vie standard d'un vendeur provisoire de collants, Manuale della perfetta gentildonna

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Sonia Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Sonia Gandhi Freedom's Daughter, Rajiv, Rajiv's World

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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Ezra Pound The Cantos, Social Credit. An Impact, A B C of economics

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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Franco Modigliani Rethinking pension reform, The Collected Papers of Franco Modigliani, Vol. 4: Monetary Theory and Stabilization Policies

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Tomie dePaola is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Tomie dePaola The Art Lesson, The Hunter and the Animals, The Unicorn and the Moon

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Raven Grimassi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Raven Grimassi Ways of the strega, Beltane, Wiccan magick

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Sandro Penna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Sandro Penna Un pò di febbre, Il viaggiatore insonne, Confuso sogno

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Italo Calvino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Italo Calvino If on a winter's night a traveler, Invisible Cities, The Cloven Viscount

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Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Giacomo Puccini Le Villi, Il tabarro, Play Puccini

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Thomas DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Thomas DiLorenzo From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America, The Real Lincoln, Lincoln Unmasked

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Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Luciano Pavarotti Pavarotti, my world, Pavarotti

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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Isabella Rossellini 10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana, Quelque chose de moi, Isabella Rossellini. Some of me

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Giovanni Boccaccio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron, Teseida, De Casibus Virorum Illustrium

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Andrea Camilleri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Andrea Camilleri The Terracotta Dog, Excursion to Tindari, The Snack Thief

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Michelangelo Antonioni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Michelangelo Antonioni L' avventura, Quel bowling sul Tevere, That bowling alley on the Tiber

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Leonardo Sciascia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Leonardo Sciascia The Knight and Death, The Day of the Owl, Salz

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Asia Argento is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

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Giacomo Leopardi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Giacomo Leopardi Leopardi's Canti, Pensieri, Philosophie pratique

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Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Maria Montessori Formazione dell'uomo, To Educate the Human Potential, The Absorbent Mind

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Yves Montand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Yves Montand Montand raconte Montand

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Norberto Bobbio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Norberto Bobbio The Idea of the Republic, La Clase Politica, Diritto e stato nel pensiero di Emanuele Kant

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Antonio Tabucchi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Antonio Tabucchi The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, Pereira Maintains, It's Getting Later All the Time

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Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Andrea Bocelli La musica del silenzio, Andrea Bocelli - Amore

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Carlo Emilio Gadda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Carlo Emilio Gadda Eros e Priapo, L' Affreux pastis de la rue des Merles, La Madonna dei filosofi

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Mario Soldati is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Mario Soldati El paseo de Gracia, Les lettres de Capri, The orange envelope

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Carlo Maria Martini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Carlo Maria Martini L' amico importuno, En Que Creen Los Que No Creen, Belief or nonbelief?

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Ennio Flaiano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Ennio Flaiano The Via Veneto Papers, Autobiografia del Blu Di Prussia, Nuove lettere d'amore al cinema

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Luchino Visconti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Luchino Visconti Il mio teatro, Luchino Visconti, Bellissima

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Bernardo Bertolucci is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Bernardo Bertolucci Bernardo Bertolucci's Last tango in Paris, Ultimo tango a Parigi, Scene madri

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Robert Anthony Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Robert Anthony Salvatore Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books I-III

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Nick Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Nick Mancuso Mediterranean men

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Gianni Rodari is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Gianni Rodari Favole al telefono, La Freccia Azzurra, La Tarte volante

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Primo Levi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Italy
Primo Levi The Drowned and the Saved, The Periodic Table, Survival In Auschwitz