Novate Milanese 1923-Milan 1993. Writer, playwright and literary and art critic. With a Catholic upbringing, his models included Manzoni, Caravaggio and Lombard painting. Published novels with Einaudi from 1954. Then came the I segreti di Milano cycle with human stories from the suburbs. An experimenter with language, in his Conversazione con la morte, Interrogatorio a Maria, Factum est (from ’78 to ’81) he moved towards Comunione e Liberazione. A contributor to the Corriere della Sera from 1977.