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.
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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 - 2 days ago
There’s nothing like eating too much octopus to ensure a restless night’s sleep. Especially as Montalbano barely drew breath as he ate too much octopus a strascinasali – small octopuses boiled in salted water, then dressed in olive oil and lemon juice – the evening before. From strascinasali to pickled, served in a stew or as a pasta ragout... what do you think is the only way to serve polipetti?
andreacamilleriauthor - 3 days ago
The popularity of Inspector Montalbano created a tourist boom. But how did this sudden influx of people impact the filming of the television adaptation? Find out in this behind-the-scenes MHz Worldview video with the cast and crew of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries.
andreacamilleriauthor - 4 days ago
Vigàta is certainly no stranger to murder, mystery and a cast of stubborn and rather troublesome characters. Get ready to step back in time to Vigàta in the 1870s in THE BREWER OF PRESTON and the 1880s in THE HUNTING SEASON, Andrea’s hilarious standalone comedies.
andreacamilleriauthor - 6 days ago
Everyone at the Vigàta police station has adopted their own way of dealing with Montalbano’s sudden – and not infrequent – outbursts. How would you describe Salvo Montalbano’s management style? And could you cope with having him as your boss?
andreacamilleriauthor - 8 days ago
Apart from the food and the mafia, another major Sicilian influence on the books is linguistic: written in a combination of traditional Italian and the Sicilian tongue. When Andrea spoke to the The Guardian he explained that he, “studied when Sicilians use the dialect and when the national language.” He describes the Sicilian dialect as, “confidential, intimate, a friendly atmosphere” and the Italian language as more official, “to suggest intimidation, power, distance, emphasis.”
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