Dacia Maraini

Maraini in 2012 Dacia Maraini (; born November 13, 1936) is an Italian writer. She is the daughter of Sicilian Princess Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta, an artist and art dealer, and of Fosco Maraini, a Florentine ethnologist and mountaineer of mixed Ticinese, English and Polish background who wrote in particular on Tibet and Japan. Maraini's work focuses on women’s issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels. She has won awards for her work, including the Formentor Prize for ''L'età del malessere'' (1963); the ''Premio Fregene'' for ''Isolina'' (1985); the ''Premio Campiello'' and Book of the Year Award for ''La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa'' (1990); and the ''Premio Strega'' for ''Buio'' (1999). In 2013, the documentary ''I Was Born Travelling'' about her life portrayed the story of her imprisonment in a concentration camp in Japan, to the legendary journeys around the world with her partner Alberto Moravia, her close friends Pier Paolo Pasolini and opera singer Maria Callas. Provided by Wikipedia
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