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 - yesterday
In A VOICE IN THE NIGHT – the twentieth novel in the phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano mysteries – Salvo is well and truly feeling his age. But that hasn’t stopped him from causing chaos wherever he goes. Left in his wake are Livia, a particularly bad driver and a troublesome octopus. If you haven’t read it yet it’s out at http://bit.ly/AVoiceintheNight.
andreacamilleriauthor - 2 days ago
Would you be able to talk while Salvo Montalbano is eating?
andreacamilleriauthor - 5 days ago
In THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN, Salvo decides to drive back to Vigàta from Montelusa along an abandoned road. On the way he comes across a gigantic Saracen olive tree, one of those twisted, gnarled ones that creep along the ground like snakes before ascending to the sky. This place is where he would continue to visit, light a cigarette and start meditating on the events of his latest case. Have you found your very own Saracen Olive Tree to sit under?
andreacamilleriauthor - 7 days ago
On some of the not-quite-standard-Italian words and Sicilian dialect he uses in his writing, Andrea admits that, "It's a difficult kind of Italian because it's very much my own language. And it's even sometimes not very comprehensible for my own Sicilian countrymen. . . . I confess there are also invented words."
andreacamilleriauthor - 9 days ago
Agatino “Cat” Catarella was hired by the police because he was a distant relative of the formerly all-powerful Chamber Deputy Cusumano. He has surprised everyone to become a trusted and often ingenious part of Montalbano’s team. Leave a HEART if you love Catarella, too.
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