|Name Giovanni Arpino|
|Awards Strega Prize|
Ex-spouse Caterina Brero
|Died December 10, 1987, Turin, Italy|
Books Il buio e il miele, L'ombra delle colline, The Novice, A Crime of Honor, Scent of a Woman, Serena: roman
Movies Scent of a Woman, Anima persa, Boccaccio '70, The Novice
Similar People Bo Goldman, Martin Brest, Dino Risi, Ruggero Maccari, Vittorio Gassman
Frammenti di giovanni arpino
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- Me grand turin di giovanni arpino recitata in piemontese
Me grand turin di giovanni arpino recitata in piemontese
Born in Pula (in Istria, then part of Italy) to Piedmontese parents, Arpino moved to Bra in the Province of Cuneo. Here he married Caterina Brero before moving to Turin, where he would remain for the rest of his life.
He took up sports journalism, writing for the daily papers La Stampa and Il Giornale; together with Gianni Brera at the La Gazzetta dello Sport he brought a new literary quality to Italian writing on sport. His most important work in this line was the 1977 football novel Azzurro tenebra. In Italy he got to know the Argentinian writer and fellow sports enthusiast Osvaldo Soriano.
Arpino also wrote plays, short stories, epigrams and stories for children.
He won the Strega Prize in 1964 with L'ombra delle colline, the Premio Campiello of 1972 with Randagio è l'eroe and the 1980 SuperCampiello with Il fratello italiano. His novels are characterised by a dry and ironic style.
Arpino died in Turin in 1987. His links to his childhood town of Bra have been maintained by the establishment of a multifunctional cultural centre and of a prize for children’s literature.
In 2005 Mondadori published a volume of selected works edited by the literary critic Giorgio Bàrberi Squarotti.