Niccolò Ammaniti biography

Niccolò Ammaniti

Novelist, Author

1966 –


Who is Niccolò Ammaniti?

Niccolò Ammaniti is an Italian writer. As a young Italian novelist, Ammaniti was part of the cannibalistic group, from the anthology Gioventù Cannibale by Daniele Brolli, for which he wrote a short novel together with Luisa Brancaccio.

He became noted in 2001 with the publication of Io non-ho paura, a novel which was later made into a movie directed by Gabriele Salvatores.

He released Fa un po' male on 1st June 2004 by Giulio Einaudi which had a Davide Fabbri illustrated cover. ISBN 13: 9788806168155

In 2006, he published Come Dio comanda, a novel where nothing should be taken at face value. A crime novel, which is also a weariless dialogue between man and God. A profound view of Italy of the underclass and unemployed where poverty and dreams, nobility and cruelty, humor and sadness are interwoven to the spectacular notion of life itself. Translated by Brian Woods of Camden New Jersey.

The three books which have been released in the English language and have been translated by Jonathan Hunt are I'm Not Scared, Steal You Away and The Crossroads.


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Sep 25, 1966
Also known as
  • Niccolo Ammaniti
  • Italy
Lived in
  • Rome

on July 23, 2013