Famous Authors from Italy

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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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    Natural Stories # 1 (Drama Series 16), Capriccio italiano, Estudios sobre ...

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    Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    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

    Requiem, La Forza del destino, La Donna è mobile--

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    4 Seasons, Six Flute Concertos^! Op. 10^! in Full Score, Antonio Vivaldi - ...

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    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

    The Late Mattia Pascal, One^! No One and One Hundred Thousand, Right you ...

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    Julius Evola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    Meditations on the Peaks, The Hermetic Tradition, Ride the Tiger

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    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

    El Viaje de G. Mastorna, Trip to Tulum, Queridisimo Simenon^! Mi Querido ...

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    Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    Divine Comedy, Inferno, Paradiso

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    Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    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

    Songbook, Couleur du temps, Immagini per Saba

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    The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before ...

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    Differential Equations in Engineering Problems, The Art of Construction: ...

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    Le comte Ory, L' assedio di Corinto, L' Italiana in Algeri

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    La Sambuca lincea

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    Two Women, La Cosa, La Romana

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    Aldo Busi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    Un cuore di troppo, Vie standard d'un vendeur provisoire de collants, ...

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    Sonia Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    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

    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

    Rethinking pension reform, The Collected Papers of Franco Modigliani^!

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    Tomie dePaola is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    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

    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

    Un pò di febbre, Il viaggiatore insonne, Confuso sogno

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    If on a winter's night a traveler, Invisible Cities, The Cloven Viscount ...

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    Le Villi, Il tabarro, Play Puccini

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    From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America, The Real Lincoln, ...

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    Pavarotti^! my world, Pavarotti^! an autobiography, Pavarotti Forever

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    Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana, Quelque chose de moi, Isabella ...

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    The Decameron, Teseida, De Casibus Virorum Illustrium

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    The Terracotta Dog, Excursion to Tindari, The Snack Thief

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    L' avventura, Quel bowling sul Tevere, That bowling alley on the Tiber

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    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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    Leopardi's Canti, Pensieri, Philosophie pratique

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    Formazione dell'uomo, To Educate the Human Potential, The Absorbent Mind ...

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    Montand raconte Montand

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    The Idea of the Republic, La Clase Politica, Diritto e stato nel pensiero ...

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    The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, Pereira Maintains, It's Getting ...

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    La musica del silenzio, Andrea Bocelli - Amore

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    Eros e Priapo, L' Affreux pastis de la rue des Merles, La Madonna dei ...

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    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

    L' amico importuno, En Que Creen Los Que No Creen, Belief or nonbelief? ...

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    The Via Veneto Papers, Autobiografia del Blu Di Prussia, Nuove lettere ...

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    Il mio teatro, Luchino Visconti^! Bellissima, Two screenplays: La terra ...

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    Bernardo Bertolucci is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Italy

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Last tango in Paris, Ultimo tango a Parigi, Scene ...

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    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Legend of Drizzt Boxed ...

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    Mediterranean men

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    Favole al telefono, La Freccia Azzurra, La Tarte volante

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    The Drowned and the Saved, The Periodic Table, Survival In Auschwitz


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