Andrea Camilleri Bio: He was an was an Italian writer. He is best known Inspector Montalbano author, died at the age of 93.
|Wiki / Biography|
|Birth Date||6 September 1925|
|Birth Place||Porto Empedocle, Italy|
|Death Date||17 July 2019|
|Spouse||Rosetta Dello Siesto|
|Tv Series||Inspector Montalbano|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Andrea Camilleri Bio
He was born on 6 September 1925 in Porto Empedocle, Italy. Camilleri died on 17 July 2019. He has died at the age of 93.
He began studies at the Faculty of Literature in 1944, without concluding them, meanwhile publishing poems and short stories.
Camilleri began to take on work as a director and screenwriter, directing especially plays by Pirandello and Beckett.
His parents knew, and were, reportedly, distant friends of, Pirandello, as he tells in his essay on Pirandello Biography of the Changed Son.
His most famous works, the Montalbano series, show many Pirandellian elements: for example, the wild olive tree that helps Montalbano think is on stage in his late work The Giants of the Mountain.
He wrote more than 100 books. His stories were fiction but influenced by current affairs or the result of hours of scouring the archives.
The Montalbano novels, each of them published in a 180-page format – 18 chapters of 10 pages – have achieved worldwide sales of 25 million and have been translated into 120 languages.
Camilleri and Inspector Montalbano changed people’s minds about Sicily.
Together, over a period of 25 years, they transformed a grim landscape of mobsters and mafia violence to a light-hearted, humorous, food-focused near-paradise of an imaginary town called Vigàta.
The Montalbano TV mysteries, first broadcast on May 1999, celebrated their 20th-anniversary last month.
In addition to the degree of popularity brought him by the novels, Andrea Camilleri became even more of a media icon thanks to the parodies aired on an RAI radio show, where popular comedian, TV host and impressionist Fiorello presents him as a raspy-voiced, caustic character, madly in love with cigarettes and smoking.
Andrea Camilleri Wife & Children
He was married to Rosetta Dello Siesto in 1957. The couple has a daughter Mariolina Camilleri
Andrea Camilleri Death Cause
Camilleri was well known for being a heavy smoker of cigarettes. He considered himself a non-militant atheist.
Camilleri suffered a heart attack. He was admitted at a hospital in critical condition. He died on 17 July 2019 at the age of 93.
— Italian & Art with Nicco – Dite! (@DiteNicco) July 17, 2019
Addio ad #AndreaCamilleri.
"Quando nasci ti danno un biglietto indecifrabile, dentro il quale c'è scritto tutto il tuo avvenire.
Le malattie, il successo, l'insuccesso, gli incontri importanti, c'è scritto tutto lì. Anche il giorno e l'ora della tua morte". pic.twitter.com/2fn4w6IecI
— Rai3 (@RaiTre) July 17, 2019
We mourn the loss of writer #AndreaCamilleri, father of #CommissarioMontalbano, who died this morning at 93. A fine author whose irony and depth are to be treasured, a guardian of memory and a bridge between traditions and words of Sicily and disruptions of contemporary society. pic.twitter.com/b3tOiQp8Zt
— CinemaItaliaUK (@CinemaItaliaUK) July 17, 2019
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