San Pellegrino (Belluno) 1906-Milan 1972. Writer, journalist, playwright and artist. A journalist with the Corriere della Sera (where he remained for over 40 years), he wrote his first novel, Barnabo of the Mountains, in 1933. The Desert of the Tartars (1940) earned him international fame. His play Un caso clinico was staged by Strehler in 1953. Winner of the 1958 Premio Strega with Sixty Stories. His last works included I miracoli di Valmorel (1971).
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