Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello, writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1934), was born on June 28, 1867 in Girgenti, now Agrigento, on the southern coast of Sicily, and died in Rome in 1936. He is among the most notable playwrights and storytellers of the 20th century. In his early years he focused on poetry, and in later years produced dramas and narrative prose. In addition to many well-known plays such as Six Persons Seeking an Author, Pirandello wrote the collection Novelle per un anno (Novellas for a Year) between 1922 and 1937.  These individual self-contained stories focus on the lives of the poor in Sicily and Italy. Some of his works were made into films. In Agrigento you can visit the house where he was born and his tomb.