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Niccolo Ammaniti

Niccolo Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I’m Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages.The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007, Italy’s equivalent to the Booker Prize.