Niccolò Ammaniti is an Italian writer who was born in Rome in 1966. He studied Biology at the University, but he soon opted for art and literature.
He made a name for himself as a writer with Io non ho paura (2001), a novel with which he won the Viareggio award.
His most important achievement to this day is having been awarded the Premio Strega, the most important award of the Italian literature, for his book Come Dio comanda (2006).
Most of his books have been adapted to the big screen and most of the protagonists in them are children or teenagers, as is the case in the books Io e te (2010) or Ti prendo e ti porto via (1999).
Ammaniti has succeeded in portraying an early 21st century Italy which is very different from the stereotypical image of tourism and romanticism. Even though he narrates tough stories, there is always a human component that brightens the tragedy contained in them.
His novels have been translated into 44 different languages, and at Linguae you can find the original Italian version.
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