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Italo Calvino

Italian journalist and writer of short stories

Died when: 61 years 339 days (743 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (/kælˈviːnoʊ/, also US: /kɑːlˈ-/, Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian writer and journalist.

His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

Admired in Britain, Australia and the United States, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death.

Italo Calvino is buried in the garden cemetery of Castiglione della Pescaia, in Tuscany.

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