Antonio Tabucchi

Novelist, Author

1943 – 2012

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Who was Antonio Tabucchi?

Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.

Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and translator of the works of Fernando Pessoa from whom he drew the conceptions of saudade, of fiction and of the heteronyms. Tabucchi was first introduced to Pessoa's works in the 1960s when attending the Sorbonne. He was so charmed that, back in Italy, he attended a course of Portuguese language for a better comprehension of the poet.

His books and essays have been translated in 18 countries, including Japan. Together with his wife, María José de Lancastre, he translated many works by Pessoa into Italian and has written a book of essays and a comedy about the writer.

Tabucchi was awarded the French prize "Médicis étranger" for Indian Nocturne and the premio Campiello, and the Aristeion Prize for Sostiene Pereira. In later life he was mentioned as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, a feat he never achieved.

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Born
Sep 24, 1943
Pisa
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Italian people
Nationality
  • Italy
  • Portugal
Profession
Education
  • University of Pisa
Lived in
  • Pisa
Died
Mar 25, 2012
Lisbon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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