Rina Brundu

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Rina Brundu
Born 1968
Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia
Occupation Writer
Nationality Italian

Rina Brundu (born 1968) is an Italian writer, the author of the novel Tana di Volpe featuring the Sardinian detective Don Osvaldo Da Silva Ochoa.


Brundu was born in Villagrande Strisaili in the Sardinian Province of Ogliastra. After graduating in Modern Languages and Literature, she moved to Ireland where she still lives and works.

Creator of the Sardinian detective Don Osvaldo Da Silva Ochoa, she published her first short-story The wake in a Sardinian magazine when still at University. Tana di Volpe (Fox Den, 2003) is her first novel. In May 2006, she edited Isole, Scritture Letterarie, Momenti d'Ogliastra, an anthology of the new Province of Ogliastra which contains the works of linguists, journalists and writers as well as many of her own articles. In July 2006, she won the first Avant Garden Literary Price with her short-story Sirbone. Interest in journalism,[1] her works have been published in the weekly magazine Diario.

Rina Brundu manages two Italian literary prizes: Premio Letterario per Narrativa Inedita Gennargentu] and The Hidden Clue Award – Italian Crime Writer of the Year. As well as two literary online magazines: Pagina World and Giallografia (for crime fiction).

Brundu is the author of a modern update of the Twenty Rules for Writing a detective novel by S. S. Van Dine. This essay has been published by several magazine in different countries.[2][3][4]


  • Tana di Volpe (in Italian). Palermo: D. Flaccovio. 2003. ISBN 88-7758-485-8. 
  • Isole, Scritture Letterarie, Momenti d'Ogliastra (in Italian). Cagliari: Grafica del Parteolla. 2006. ISBN 88-88246-97-5. 
  • La Torre del Nuraghe (in Italian). Ogliastra: Terza Pagina Edizioni. 2011. 


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