July 17, 2019 / 7:24 AM / a month ago

Author of Inspector Montalbano novels Andrea Camilleri dies at 93

ROME, July 17 (Reuters) - Andrea Camilleri, one of Italy’s most famous writers who penned the acclaimed Inspector Montalbano detective novels, died on Wednesday at the age of 93, Italian state-owned broadcaster Rai said.

Camilleri spent much of his life working as a theatre director, screenwriter and teacher, only becoming a successful and highly prolific writer from his late 60s onwards.

Camilleri wrote more than 100 books. His Montalbano novels have regularly topped Italian best-seller lists, been translated into 32 languages and are the basis for a popular TV series aired by Rai and sold worldwide. (Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer and Mark Bendeich)

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