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Donna Leon

American writer of crime novels, born 28 September 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA

1942   -  

genre: mystery fiction, crime fiction, crime novel, thriller
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English, American English
occupation: writer, teacher, novelist, travel guide, copywriter, docent, music interpreter, detective writer, film director, film producer, artist
award received: Palle Rosenkrantz Prize
www.donnaleon.net

Donna Leon (; born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. Leon lived in Venice for over 30 years and now resides in a small village in Switzerland. She also has a home in Zurich. She was a lecturer in English literature for the University of Maryland University College – Europe (UMUC-Europe) in Italy and then worked as a professor from 1981 to 1999 at the American military base of Vicenza, Italy. She has stopped teaching and concentrated on writing and other cultural activities in the field of music (especially baroque music).Her Commissario Brunetti novels all take place in or around Venice. They are written in English and have been translated into many foreign languages, but--at Leon's request--not into Italian. The ninth Brunetti novel, Friends in High Places, won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2000. German television has produced 22 Commissario Brunetti episodes for broadcast.
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works

8

Mort à La Fenice

author: Donna Leon

My Venice and Other Essays

author: Donna Leon

A Taste of Venice

author: Roberta Pianaro, Donna Leon

Mort En Terre

author: Donna Leon

Un vénitien anonyme

author: Donna Leon

Noblesse oblige

author: Donna Leon

La tentation du pardon

author: Donna Leon

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