08 Oct Italo Calvino
Dead: 19 September 1985
In: Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza del Duomo, Siena, SI, Italia
He was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).
Admired in Britain, Australia and the United States, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death