Donna Leon

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Birthday
29, 1942
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
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Birthplace
New Jersey

About

American-born crime novelist and university professor. She became famous for her Guido Brunetti series of detective novels.

Before Fame

She published her debut Brunetti novel, Death at La Fenice, in 1992.

Trivia

She requested that, despite their Venice settings, none of her Brunetti novels be translated into Italian.

Family Life

After leaving her native America, she taught literature in Italy at the University of Maryland's European branch.

Associated With

She and fellow detective fiction author Sara Paretsky were both recipients of the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger Award.