1927 / 1987
Sei stato felice, Giovanni was published by Elio Vittorini in the important and prestigious review I Gettoni in 1952. After this, Arpino wrote more than thirty books and worked for many years as a sport journalist. Rights for his books have been sold to many countries, like France (Belfond and Autremet) and USA (Penguin Classics). He possessed a unique tone and he is among the very few who won both the Strega and Campiello prizes.