Andrea Camilleri

(Porto Empedocle, 6 September 1925)



Andrea Calogero Camilleri was born in Porto Empedocle on 6 September 1925 the Father Joseph was Inspector of the port companies who participated in the March on Rome. By the late ' 40 lives in Rome and from 1968 he spends a few months a year in Bagnolo, in the municipality of Santa Fiora in the territory of Monte Amiata in Tuscany, much to receive in September 2014 from this joint nomination of honorary citizen.  

He attended the liceo classico Empedocle Agrigento where in 1943 he graduated without taking exams, because of the bombing and the allied landings. Camilleri speaks of a kind of half-circumnavigation of Sicily on foot or on German and Italian trucks under a continuous shooting for which you had to throw himself to the ground, get dirty with dust, blood, fears. He enrolled in ' 44 in literature and philosophy, but never graduated, and subsequently to the PCI. He began writing poems and stories and get a finalist for the Premio Saint Vincent. Between 1949 and 1952, he graduated from the Academy of dramatic art Silvio D'Amico, clenching his friendship with Luigi Vannucchi, Franco Graziosi and Alexander Salih. She continues to write short stories and poems to newspapers like The Socialist Italy and an hour from Palermo, and some of his poems are published in an anthology edited by Ungaretti. In 1958 in Rome at the Teatro dei Satiri enactsendgame, Beckett, then a television version with Adolfo Celi and Renato Rascel. Entering RAI in 1957, has not previously was hired because Communist, and the same year bride Rosetta Of Saito, with whom he has three daughters. From 1958 to 1965 and 1968 to 1970 taught at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome from 1977 to 1997 he holds the Chair of direction at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of dramatic art '. Get much success with productions RAI, the adventures of Laura Storm, with Lauretta Masiero, and fiction with Lt. Sheridan, starring Ubaldo Lay, but also Investigations of Maigret , starring Gino Cervi, and in ' 68 he directed the teleromanzo LazarilloIn 1978 he debuted in fiction with the course of things written ten years earlier and published by a Publisher to payment with escrow to sue the Publisher in the titles of TV series based on the book, his hand over his eyes: is a failure. In 1980, he publishes with Garzanti a wisp of smoke, the first in a series of novels set in the fictional town of Vigata straddling the end of the 19th and the beginning of the twentieth century. Thanks to the latter work Camilleri received its first literary prize in Gela. Public in 1984, Sellerio, La strage dimenticata, without success. After twelve years of pause, resume writing, and between 1992 and 1993 hunting season public and componeda bubbleWith the shape of water, in 1994 he published the first detective story with Dexter and the following year the Brewer of PrestonAlthough accused by critics of being repetitive, his books sell about 60,000 copies, reprinted several times. His books, written between 1995 and 2003, go like hot cakes, while the television series Man, played by Luca Zingaretti, make it a cult. At the end of 2002, accepts the appointment as Artistic Director of the Teatro Comunale Queen Margaret of Racalmuto, opened in February 2003 in the presence of the head of State, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Always publishes with Sellerio, other novels starring Montalbano: in 2004 the patience of the spider, in March 2005Untitled, in June 2005 The paper MoonDon't forget the novel il Re di Girgenti, set in the 17th century, entirely written in Sicilian interspersed with Spanish. Between 2006 and 2008, publishes five other novels whose protagonist Inspector Montalbano: La vampa d'agostothe wings of the SphinxThe sandy slopeThe potters fieldage of the doubtThe 2009 begins with the novel La danza del gabbiano, winner in the same year of the 26th Edition of Cesare Pavese. Everyone at Sellerio in Memory, founded by Leonardo Sciascia. In 2010 in the same necklace out Montalbano's later novels, a treasure hunt and the smile of Angelica, who is accompanied by a third novel, mums, published by Minimun faxWritten together with Carlo Lucarelli in the form "letters" already successfully tested talking Pato's death, the novel was first seen Dexter interact with another investigator literary, Inspector Grace Negro, created by Lucarelli. In 2008 publishes The grey suit and The Tollbooth, the second of a trilogy of novels, the first of which is the novel Maruzza MusumeciFor the first time, in 2008, publish to the web, the online daily Agrigento News publishes his narrative, rear window, starring always Montalbano. The same year he won the Premio Internacional De novela Negra RBA, with an unprecedented in Spanish entitled La muerte de Amalia Sarcedote, released later in Italy under the title La rizzagliataHe also writes novels dedicated to the great painters, for Mondadori The color of the Sun(Caravaggio), Skira La Vucciria (Guttuso) and Skira, the novel set in his Agrigento, the sky stolenDossier RenoirFor Rizzoli, in 2009, she published the novel Pirandello The triple life of Salina, Sellerio grandson Negus and at Mondadori the blink rateWith Edoardo De Angelis and Franco Battiato, in 2001, works for the song Pang album Salt of SicilyAlso among the artists who collaborate in the album T. C. H. Daniele Silvestri, Camilleri. In the same year he was awarded the Premio Fondazione Il CampielloUntil now Camilleri has been translated into at least 120 languages (including English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian, Irish, Russian, Hungarian, Polish, Greek, Japanese, Hebrew, Croatian) and has sold more than 10 million copies. Her particular language, is a combined between Italian and Sicilian. After an initial period devoted to poetry, is interested in the theater until, having decided to represent his plays in his own words, he realized that they cannot speak Italian in works of great scope and so he ceased to write in ways that prose. His language was formed when, seeing his dying father, he wanted to tell a story that he would like to publish but that wasn't able to compose in Italian: it was his father to suggest they write it as he had told him. But wanting to be understood by everyone, he preferred to adopt a balanced language, where the dialect terms had the same quality and significance, the same resonance of the Italian ones. She starred in the movies of Rocco Mortelliti,the strategy of the maskIt also has an appearance in December 2013, 2994 number 16 of Mickey Mouse,Mickey Mouse and the promise of the catStory set in Sicily where Mickey Mouse helps the Commissioner TopalbanoOn 29 January 2009 decides to enter politics expected to mark the "party without party" along with Antonio Di Pietro and Paolo Flores D'arcais to take part in the European elections of 2009 but on 12 March of that year it was announced the lack of agreement among the three. In 2013, along with other celebrities launches a collection of signature with the help of Micro Mega with the intention of not joining the Senate Silvio Berlusconi for a matter of conflict of interest by law 361 of 1957, recovering to more the initiative already in 1994 and in 1996 by another Committee of characters and concluded with the unfavourable opinion of the election of the Chamber of Deputies. On 5 June 2013, during the presentation in a television program about his book, how I feel, expressed some of his remarks on Italian political establishment; his opposition to the Government, and to the re-election of the head of State Giorgio Napolitano. Expressed its support for the Tsipras list for the European elections of 2014, only to withdraw it to internal controversies.





I teatri stabili in Italia (1898 – 1919), 1959

Il corso delle cose, 1978

Un filo di fumo, 1980

La strage dimenticata, 1984

La stagione della caccia, 1992

La bolla di componenda, 1993

Il birraio di Preston, 1995

Il gioco della mosca, 1995

La concessione del telefono, 1995

La mossa del cavallo, 1999

La scomparsa di Patò, 2000

Biografia del figlio cambiato, 2000

Favole del tramonto, 2000

Racconti quotidiani, 2001

Gocce di Sicilia, 2001

Il Re di Girgenti, 2001

Le parole raccontate. Piccolo dizionario dei termini teatrali, 2001

L’ombrello di Noè. Memorie e conversazioni sul teatro, 2002

La Linea della Palma. Saverio Lodato fa raccontare Andrea Camilleri, 2002

Le inchieste del commissario Collura, 2002

La presa di Macallè, 2003

Romanzi storici e civili, 2004

Privo di titolo, 2005

Il medaglione, 2005

Il Diavolo. Tentatore. Innamorato, 2005

Troppi equivoci, in Crimini, 2005

La pensione Eva, 2006

Vi racconto Montalbano. Interviste, 2006

Pagine scelte di Luigi Pirandello, 2007

Il colore del sole, 2007

Le pecore e il pastore, 2007

La novella di Antonello di Palermo. Una novella che non poté entrare nel Decamerone, 2007

Voi non sapete. Gli amici, i nemici, la mafia, il mondo nei pizzini di Bernardo Provenzano, 2007

Maruzza Musumeci, 2007

L’occhio e la memoria: Porto Empedocle, 1950

Il tailleur grigio, 2008

Il casellante, 2008

 La Vucciria, 2008

La muerte de Amalia Sacerdote, 2008

La tripla vita di Michele Sparacino, 2008

Un sabato, con gli amici, 2009

Il sonaglio, 2009

L’uomo è forte, in Articolo 1. Racconti sul lavoro, 2009

Il cielo rubato. Dossier Renoir, 2009

La rizzagliata, 2009

Un inverno italiano. Cronache con rabbia 2008 – 2009, 2009 

Un onorevole siciliano. Le interpellanze parlamentari di Leonardo Sciascia, 2009

Troppu trafficu ppi nenti, 2009

Il nipote del Negus, 2010

L’intermittenza, 2010

Di testa nostra. Cronache con rabbia, 2009 – 2010, 2010

La moneta di Akragas, 2010

Gran Circo Taddei e altre storie di Vigàta, 2011

La setta degli Angeli, 2011

La targa, 2011

I fantasmi, 2011

Il giudice Surra, in Giudici, 2011

Il diavolocertamente, 2012

La regina di Pomerania e altre storie di Vigàta, 2012

Dentro il labirinto, 2012

Il tuttomio, 2013

La rivoluzione della luna, 2013

Come la penso - Alcune cose che ho dentro la testa, 2013

Magaria, 2013

La banda Sacco, 2013

I racconti di Nenè, 2013

La creatura del desiderio, 2013

Inseguendo un’ombra, 2014

Donne, 2014

La relazione, 2014

Il quadro delle meraviglie - Scritti per teatro, radio, musica, cinema, 2015 

Le vichinghe volanti e altre storie d’amore a Vigàta, 2015



Serie di Montalbano


La forma dell’acqua, 1994

Il cane di terracotta, 1996

Il ladro di merendine, 1996

La voce del violino, 1997

Un mese con Montalbano, 1998

Gli arancini di Montalbano, 1999

Quindici giorni di Montalbano, 1999

La gita a Tindari, 1997

L’odore della notte, 2001

La paura di Montalbano, 2002 

Storie di Montalbano, 2002

Il giro di boa, 2003

La pazienza del ragno, 2004

La prima indagine di Montalbano, 2004

La Luna di Carta, 2005

La vampa d’agosto, 2006 

Le ali della sfinge, 2006

La pista di sabbia, 2007

Il campo del vasaio, 2008

Il commissario Montalbano. Le prime indagini, 2008 (Contiene: La forma dell’acqua; il cane di terracotta; il ladro di merendine

L’età del dubbio, 2008

Racconti di Montalbano, 2008

La danza del gabbiano, 2009

Ancora tre indagini, per il commissario Montalbano, 2009 (Contiene: La voce del violino; La gita a Tindari; L'odore della notte

La caccia al tesoro, 2010

Acqua in bocca, 2010

Il sorriso di Angelica, 2010

Il gioco degli specchi, 2010  

Altri casi per il commissario Montalbano, 2011

Una lama di luce, 2012

Una voce di notte, 2012

Tre indagini a Vigàta, 2012

Una cena speciale, in Capodanno in giallo, 2012

Un covo di vipere, 2013

Notte di Ferragosto, in Ferragosto in giallo, 2013

La piramide di fango, 2014

Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano, 2014

La giostra degli scambi, 2015

L'altro capo del filo, 2016

I quattro Natali di Tridicino, 2016

La rete di protezione, 2017

Riccardino (inedito)




Camilleri legge Montalbano, 2002

Un filo di fumo, 2006

Il nipote del Negus, 2010




Nel 2015 l'Associazione studentesca Letteraria “Bocconi d'Inchiostro”, il salotto letterario dell'Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano, per iniziativa degli studenti, gli ha riconosciuto il “Dante d'oro” per l'opera omnia.

Nel 2014 ha ricevuto a Barcellona il IX Premio Pepe Carvalho, il protagonista dei gialli dello scrittore spagnolo Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, dal cui cognome Camilleri ha tratto quello del suo commissario.

Nel 2011 viene insignito del Premio Fondazione Il Campiello.

Nel 2010 ha ricevuto il Premio letterario Piero Chiara alla carriera.

Nel 2009 con il libro La danza del gabbiano ha vinto la XXVI edizione del Premio Letterario Cesare Pavese

Nel 2009 ha ricevuto l'Alabarda d'oro per la letteratura, Premio “Città di Trieste”.

Nel 2008 ha vinto il Premio Internacional de Novela Nigra col romanzo giallo in lingua spagnola La muerte de Amalia Sacerdote.

Nel 2007 riceve il 'Premio letterario la Tore isola d'Elba', poi assegnato a Vitali, Di mare, Cazzullo e Nava, tra gli altri.

Nel 2003 ha ricevuto il Premio Vittorio De Sica nella sezione Cultura; il 20 gennaio dello stesso anno aveva già ottenuto il Premio letterario Racalmare Leonardo Sciascia per tutta la sua produzione letteraria.

Nel 1997 con il libro Il cane di terracotta ha vinto l'XI edizione del Premio Letterario Chianti. I suoi numerosi lavori letterari lo hanno reso meritevole anche di diverse lauree honoris causa.





Argentine writer Carlos Salem has paid tribute to fellow Sicilian calling

"Andres Camillèr" a character of his novel Naked is death.

In 2014 is sent on Rai 1 a documentary film about the life of writer named Andrea Camilleri, the master without rules.