Edoardo Albinati

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Edoardo Albinati
Born 11 October 1956 (1956-10-11) (age 62)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Writer

Edoardo Albinati (born 11 October 1956) is an Italian novelist.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome, after Albinati started his career as a translator, a script adaptor and as editor of the magazine Nuovi Argomenti. He made his debut as a writer in 1988, with a collection of short stories titled Arabeschi della vita morale. His 1989 novel Il polacco lavatore di vetri in was adapted into a film, The Ballad of the Windshield Washers by Peter Del Monte.[1] From the mid-1990s he works at the Rebibbia prison as a teacher.[2] In 2002 and in 2004 he took part to two UN High Commission for Refugees missions in Afghanistan and Chad, also writing several reports published by the newspapers Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica.[2]

In 2004 Albinati won the Viareggio Prize with the novel Svenimenti. In 2006 he co-wrote with actor Filippo Timi the novel Tuttalpiù muoio, which later Timi adapted into a stage drama. In 2015 he collaborated with Matteo Garrone for the screenplay of the fantasy film Tale of Tales. In 2016 he won the Strega Prize with the semi-autobiographical novel La scuola cattolica.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Giorgio Dell'Arti (11 July 2016). "Edoardo Albinati". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Chi è Edoardo Albinati, che ieri ha vinto il Premio Strega". Il Post. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

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