Erri De Luca


Italy (b.1950)

Born in Naples in 1950, Erri De Luca is one of Italy's bestselling novelists, whose work has been translated into many languages. He was awarded the France Culture Prize in 1994, the Fémina Etranger in 2002 and, in 2013, he received the European Prize for Literature. He is also a translator from Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish. A passionate mountain climber, he currently lives in the countryside near Rome.