Day: June 17, 2019

Andrea Camilleri

Andrea_Camilleri_2010_by_Marco_TambaraItalian writer Andrea Camilleri, best-known for the Inspector Montalbano book series, is in critical condition following a heart attack, according to Italian sources. He is in the resuscitation unit of the Santo Spirito Hospital in Rome and his prognosis is reserved. Camilleri was born on 6 September 1925 in Porto Empedocle, south of Sicily. In 1994 he published the first book in the Montalbano mysteries, The Shape of Water (original title: La forma dell’acqua).

Picture: Andrea Camilleri – Italian novelist and screenwriter, 18 November 2010, [[Marco Tambara [thambar] cc-by-3.0]]

Coleccion Septimo Circulo

I’m reading now Tenant for Death by Cyril Hare and when checking if there are any Cyril Hare’s book translated into Spanish, I came across this collection published by Emecé, Buenos Aires, Argentina, directed by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares. It was a success, 366 detective novels were published between 1945 and 1985. You can find the complete collection here.

I imagine it says a lot about Borges and Bioy Casares’ taste on detective novels.