Thursday, September 06, 2012

Happy Birthday, Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri, whose work includes the Sicily-based novels about Inspector Salvo Montalbano, turns 87 years old today.

Camilleri and translator Stephen Sartarelli won the CWA International Dagger award this year for The Potter's Field, thirteenth book in the Montalbano series. Book 15, The Dance of the Seagull (La danza del gabbiano) arrives in February 2013, and several in the series have yet to be translated.

Camilleri's non-Montalbano novel The Hunting Season is also due for English-language publication early next year. Buon compleanno, Andrea Camilleri!
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(Here a sympathetic interview with Camilleri along with a review of his career from the Guardian. Here how visitors can follow the Montalbano trail. And here's the Camilleri Fan Club site, which includes, among much interesting material in several languages, short articles in Italian by Camilleri's translators. including Sartarelli.)

© Peter Rozovsky 2012

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2 Comments:

Blogger Simona said...

Tanti auguri! Interesting news about the translation of one of his non-Montalbano books. There are also the stories: he's certainly written enough to keep translators busy.

September 07, 2012  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Simona, if my count is correct, the Wikipedia article on Camilleri lists nineteen Montalbano books and fifty non-Montalbano titles. So, yes, he has written enough to keep translators busy (Stephen Sartarelli again, in the case of HuntIng Season).

And thanks for the little Italian lesson.

September 07, 2012  

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