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country of citizenship: Italy
language of expression: Italian
educated at: University of Turin
occupation: writer, journalist, television presenter, playwright, musicologist, novelist, screenwriter, literary critic, author, radio personality, film director
award received: Prix Médicis for foreign literature, Viareggio Prize
Alessandro Baricco (Italian pronunciation: [ale's:andro baˈrik:o]; born January 25, 1958) is an Italian writer, director and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages.
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