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Rome, 17/07/2019. Today, Andrea Camilleri, the beloved Italian crime fiction Author, has died at his home in Rome aged 93. Camilleri was born in Porto Empedocle (Sicily) on 6 September 1925. He was a writer, screenwriter, director, playwright, teacher. He taught directing at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica (National Academy of Dramatic Art). Creator of the internationally renowned Commissario Montalbano (Inspector Montalbano), Andrea Camilleri wrote more than 100 books - including the 23 novels starring his Sicilian detective - has been translated into 32 languages and sold more than 30 million copies around the world. Camilleri became well-known in 1994, at the age of 69, when he wrote The Shape of Wate, the first book set in the fictional Sicilian town of Vigata and starring Montalbano (The name is a tribute to the Spanish writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán). The fortunate TV series Inspector Montalbano (In the UK showed by BBC), produced by RAI, is based on Camilleri's novel and boosted Author and his fictional character global notoriety. In a 2012 interview, Camilleri was asked about the possible ending/death of Montalbano and he said: "When I get fed up with him or am not able to write any more, I'll tell the publisher: publish that book [Secret book Camilleri wrote in 2006]. Sherlock Holmes was recovered… but it will not be possible to recover Montalbano. In that last book, he's really finished".<br />
Grazie Maestro Camilleri!<br />
This Story was possible thank to Fabrizio & the help & patience of the Libraia Gaia of Il Segnalibro, http://www.ilsegnalibrolibreria.it<br />
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Footnotes<br />
Unofficial / authorised-by-the-Author website http://www.vigata.org/<br />
Andrea Camilleri, beloved creator of Inspector Montalbano, dies aged 93 (Source, The Guardian): http://bit.do/e2bWk<br />
Andrea Camilleri had the latest, but greatest... (Source, The Guardian): http://bit.do/e2bWy<br />
Andrea Camilleri Obituary (Source, The Guardian): http://bit.do/e2bWS<br />
(Wikipedia) http://bit.do/e2ceE
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Rome, 17/07/2019. Today, Andrea Camilleri, the beloved Italian crime fiction Author, has died at his home in Rome aged 93. Camilleri was born in Porto Empedocle (Sicily) on 6 September 1925. He was a writer, screenwriter, director, playwright, teacher. He taught directing at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica (National Academy of Dramatic Art). Creator of the internationally renowned Commissario Montalbano (Inspector Montalbano), Andrea Camilleri wrote more than 100 books - including...
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