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Gianni Rodari

Italian writer and journalist

1920   -   1980

genre: children's literature
country of citizenship: Italy, Kingdom of Italy
native language: Italian
languages spoken, written or signed: Italian
educated at: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
occupation: writer, pedagogue, journalist, screenwriter, poet, educator, lyricist
award received: Hans Christian Andersen Award

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Giovanni Francesco "Gianni" Rodari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni roˈdaːri]; 23 October 1920 – 14 April 1980) was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his works of children's literature, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's author he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. He is considered as Italy's most important 20th-century children's author and his books have been translated into many languages, though few have been published in English.
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