21 April, 2009
Luigi Santucci was a writer, novelist, poet and commediografo Italian.
Considered critical by Milan's main narrator of the second half of the twentieth century. He attended the Jesuit college in Milan Istituto Leone XIII. He graduated in literature, convinced anti-fascist, fled during the Second World War in Switzerland. Back in Italy taught letters in a school of Gorizia and then at the Catholic University of Milan. Falls in the tradition of Catholic writers lombardi (Carlo Bo called it "the most important Catholic writer of his time"), is deeply religious.
Finalist at Campiello Prize in 1964 with his novel The velocifero and winner in 1967 with the novel Orpheus in paradise.