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Dacia Maraini

Italy (1936 - )

Dacia Maraini is an Italian writer. She is the daughter of Sicilian Princess Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta, an artist and art dealer, and of Fosco Maraini, a Florentine ethnologist and mountaineer of mixed Ticinese, English and Polish background who wrote in particular on Tibet and Japan. Maraini's work focuses on womens issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels.

Alberto Moravia was her partner from 1962 until 1983.

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