| The Missing Star|
| 28 July 1927
Naples, Italy (1927-07-28) |
13 September 2016, Rome, Italy
La dismissione, Napoli ferrovia, A mystery in Naples, Nostalgia
Domenico Rea, Raffaele La Capria, Silvio Perrella, Gianni Amelio, Marino Niola
Ermanno Rea (28 July 1927 – 13 September 2016) was an Italian novelist, essayist and journalist.
Rea was born in Naples. During World War II, he was a partisan of the Garibaldi Brigade "Gino Menconi". After the war, he started working as a journalist for a number of publications including L'Unità, Panorama, Il Giorno and Tempo Illustrato.
In 1996, Rea won the Viareggio Prize with the autobiographical novel Mistero napoletano; in 1999, he won the Campiello Prize with the novel Fuochi fiammanti a un'hora di notte. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Strega Prize with the novel Napoli ferrovia. His 2002 novel La dismissione was adapted into a film, The Missing Star, directed by Gianni Amelio.
Rea died on 13 September 2016 at the age of 89.
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