Ermanno Rea

Ermanno Rea
Born 28 July 1927 (1927-07-28)
Naples, Italy
Died 13 September 2016 (2016-09-14) (aged 89)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Writer

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.[1]

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.[1] In 2008, he was a finalist for the Strega Prize with the novel Napoli ferrovia.[1] His 2002 novel La dismissione was adapted into a film, The Missing Star, directed by Gianni Amelio.[2]

Rea died on 13 September 2016 at the age of 89.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Corrado Stajano (14 September 2016). "Ermanno Rea, scrittore inquieto fedele solo a se stesso". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. 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.
  3. Writer Ermanno Rea dies

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