Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano series, dies aged 93

Andrea Camilleri, author of the beloved Inspector Montalbano series and one of Italy’s most popular authors, has died at the age of 93. 

Maria Rejt, Andrea’s publisher, said: ‘It is with great, great sadness that I heard of the passing of Andrea Camilleri earlier today. I have published the English translations of his novels for seventeen years now and, throughout that time, his passion for social justice and the people of Sicily — which shines through in everything he writes — has never wavered. The millions of readers he has gained over the world are a testament to the universality of his characters, principles and literary genius. The legacy he leaves us is beyond measure.’