ITALO CALVINO (1923-1985) is considered one of the most popular novelists of the twentieth century, and is remembered for his wildly imaginative and often darkly comic fantasies. His many highly acclaimed works include Difficult Loves, Marcovaldo, The Baron in the Trees, and Mr. Palomar.
Italo Calvino (15 October 1923-19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952-1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). Lionised in Britain and America, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.