Erri De Luca, born in Naples on May 20th 1950, is an Italian writer and translator.
In the seventies he was leader of the political movement “Lotta Continua” (Continuous fight).
Subsequently, he held a number of jobs and in 1989 published his first book “Non ora, non qui” (Not now, not here). To this, many others followed.
He won the France Culture Award for “Aceto, arcobaleno”(Vinegar, rainbow), the Laure Bataillon Award for “Tre Cavalli” (Three Horses) and the Femina Etranger one for "Montedidio" (Mountainofgod).
He is considered one of the greatest living Italian writers.