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Grazia Deledda (1926)

Grazia Deledda was an Italian novelist born in Sardinia. Her first work, a collection of short stories, was published when she was 19. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1926. Deledda's work is lyric and in part naturalistic, and combines sympathy and humor with occasional touches of violence.

Fun Fact: Deledda first tried to have her stories published in a fashion magazine.

Source: Columbia Encyclopedia.

Next: Sigrid Undset (1928)


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