Ermanno Rea was born on July 28, 1927, in Naples and died on September 13, 2016.
He was an Italian novelist, essayist, and journalist.
At World War II, Rea was a partisan of the Garibaldi Brigade “Gino Menconi”.
When the war was over, Rea started working as a journalist for a number of publications including L’Unità, Panorama, Il Giorno, and Tempo Illustrato.
During 1996, Rea won the Viareggio Prize with the autobiographical novel Mistero napoletano; in 1999, he won the Campiello Prize with the novel Fuochi fiammanti a un’hora di notte.
During 2008, he was a finalist of the Strega Prize with the novel Napoli ferrovia.
Rea’s 2002 novel La dismissione was adapted into a film, The Missing Star, directed by Gianni Amelio.
Ermanno Rea passed away at 89 years old.