Carlo Lucarelli

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Carlo Lucarelli
Born Carlo Lucarelli
(1960-10-26) 26 October 1960 (age 56)
Parma, Italy
Occupation Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter, Television presenter
Nationality Italian
Period 1990–present

Carlo Lucarelli (born 26 October 1960) is an Italian crime-writer,[1] TV presenter, and magazine editor. He was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger in 2003 for the novel Almost Blue.


Lucarelli was born at Parma, the son of a physician. He was interested in literature and theatre when he was young, and studied Literature and History. Nowadays he lives in Mordano, near Bologna.

Already in his years of study, during his research for his thesis subject he got in touch with the material for his first two books, which take place during the time of fascism and the years immediately after the war. In Italy he became well known quite soon because of these two books, and it was only a matter of time before he quit his academic activities and turned to his career as an author and all other sorts of activities, such as writing plays, film scenarios, radio-plays and, moreover, singing in a Post-Punk-Band called "Progetto K".

He used to be the presenter of a famous Italian television programme about crime (Blu notte misteri d'Italia). As a journalist he works for several newspapers and magazines, such as il manifesto, Il Messaggero and L'Europeo. He has written more than twenty novels and numerous short stories. Together with Marcello Fois and Loriano Macchiavelli he founded "Gruppo 13", a collective of crime-writers in the region of Emilia-Romagna.


Incomplete, English translations only. For full bibliography see the Italian Wikipedia page.

The De Luca Trilogy[edit]

  • Carte Blanche (Carta bianca, 1990)
  • The Damned Season (L'estate torbida, 1991)
  • Via Delle Oche (1996)

The Inspector Grazia Negro Series[edit]

  • Almost Blue (1997)
  • Day After Day (Un giorno dopo l'altro, 2000)


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