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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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 - 6 hours ago
Feeling his age, as his birthday rolls round once again, Inspector Montalbano decides to cheer himself up by dealing with a young driver's road rage in his own unique way. A VOICE IN THE NIGHT is the twentieth Inspector Montalbano mystery. If you haven't read it, there's an extract over at http://bit.ly/AVoiceInTheNight-Extract.
andreacamilleriauthor - yesterday
In THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN, Montalbano sits down to a substantial portion of lamb alla cacciatora that had a pleasant fragrance of onion and oregano to cheer the stomach and intestines. But what would you serve after this dish to cheer the stomach and intestines?
andreacamilleriauthor - 4 days ago
Listening to 'Reflection' by Franco Piersanti - from the Il commissario Montalbano soundtrack - you can almost imagine Montalbano out on his balcony thinking through a troubling case. What other music makes you think of Montalbano?
andreacamilleriauthor - 5 days ago
MONTALBANO'S FIRST CASE AND OTHER STORIES is a brilliant collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta. Read an extract at http://bit.ly/MontalbanosFirstCase-Extract.
andreacamilleriauthor - 9 days ago
Did Andrea consciously set out to use his crime novels for social commentary? Yes. As he explains, "In many crime novels, the events seem completely detached from the economic, political and social context in which they occur. In my books, I deliberately decided to smuggle into a detective novel a critical commentary on my times."
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