Andrea Camilleri is one of Italys most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potters Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers Associations International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. He lives in Rome. "
" Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator. He is also the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Open Vault. He lives in France.
Book cover designer Katie Tooke on how vintage Italian travel posters and beautiful illustrated cookbooks inspired the delicious new covers for Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series.
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Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano books in order.
Andrea Camilleri’s warm and witty detective series set in sun-soaked Sicily and featuring the irresistible Inspector Montalbano, has sold millions of copies around the world and has been made into a TV series, Young Montalbano, on BBC Four.
Andrea Camilleri’s warm and witty detective series set in sun-soaked Sicily and featuring the irresistible Inspector Montalbano, has sold millions of copies in Italy and has been made into a major TV series, broadcast in the UK on BBC 4.
Chris Simmons from CrimeSquad shares five things you might not know about everyone's favourite Sicilian detective Montalbano.
andreacamilleriauthor - 9 hours ago
On writing, Andrea says, "I don't find writing hard. Above all, it's a pleasure: if I don't enjoy myself, I don't write. If I see while I'm writing a page that the page is not breathing, that it's difficult to write, I let it go."
andreacamilleriauthor - 2 days ago
MONTALBANO'S FIRST CASE AND OTHER STORIES is a brilliant collection of short stories following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta. With twists and turns aplenty, these short stories have all the wit, mystery and culinary gusto that you have come to love him for.
andreacamilleriauthor - 4 days ago
In A VOICE IN THE NIGHT, Salvo sits down to a lunch of seafood antipasto, spaghetti with a sauce of clams and mussels (a serving and a half), grilled calamari and scampi (double serving), wine, no water, and coffee. No wonder he needs to walk to the flat rock to digest! What is your absolute favourite lunchtime meal?
andreacamilleriauthor - 6 days ago
In THE TERRACOTTA DOG, Salvo and Livia go to La Vuccirìa - one of Italy’s most visited markets - where "the smell of fresh fish mingled with that of tangerines, boiled lamb entrails sprinkled with caciocavallo cheese, a dish called mèusa, and fritters, all of them fusing into a unique almost magical whole." Leave a LIKE if you have visited (or always wanted to visit) Palermo's most established outdoor market. Or, is there another market that you think is just as good?
andreacamilleriauthor - 9 days ago
In case you missed it, book cover designer Katie Tooke talks to the Pan Macmillan blog at http://bit.ly/RedesigningMontalbano about how vintage #Italian travel posters and beautiful illustrated cookbooks inspired the delicious new covers for Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. The beautiful new editions will be published in July 2017.
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