28 July 1927|
13 September 2016 (aged 89)|
Ermanno Rea (28 July 1927 – 13 September 2016) was an Italian novelist, essayist and journalist.
Life and career
Rea was born in Naples. During World War II, he was a partisan of the Garibaldi Brigade "Gino Menconi". After the war, he started working as a journalist for a number of publications including L'Unità, Panorama, Il Giorno and Tempo Illustrato.
In 1996, Rea won the Viareggio Prize with the autobiographical novel Mistero napoletano; in 1999, he won the Campiello Prize with the novel Fuochi fiammanti a un'hora di notte. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Strega Prize with the novel Napoli ferrovia. His 2002 novel La dismissione was adapted into a film, The Missing Star, directed by Gianni Amelio.
- Corrado Stajano (14 September 2016). "Ermanno Rea, scrittore inquieto fedele solo a se stesso". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Paolo D'Agostini (24 August 2005). "Amelio e 'La stella che non c'è' "Il mio film sulla questione morale"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Writer Ermanno Rea dies