Dona Leon, one of the most famous and loved writer of crime novels in our days. She is birth in USA, but from thirty-five years she living in Venetia, and reversals in her professional life rival everything that comes out from under her pen. She works as a tour guide in Rome, copywriter in London, taught in American schools in Switzerland, Iran, China and Saudi Arabia. From 1981 to 1995 she worked in Venice in the branch of the University of Maryland at the US Air Force.
The works of Donna Leon topped charts for bestselling books of world famous magazines and newspapers ("Spiegel", "New York Times"). Her books have been translated into 35 languages, they are published in many countries all over the world, but they aren't published in Italian, at the express request of the author.
 In the end of January 2016 Dona Leon receives award "Pepe Carvalho". Served in the Barcelona City Council on the occasion of the literary festival "Black week in Barcelona" - a prize among the winners of which included names such as Andrea Camilleri and Alicia Giménez Bartlett.

Winner of the Suntory mystery fiction Grand Prize for Death at La Fenice
Winner of the Golden Book award from the Austrian Booksellers Association
International Deutscher Krimi Preis, 3rd Place, for Dressed for Death
Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger award for Friends in High Places
Winner of the Chorine – International Book Prize for Wilful Behaviour
Winner of the Spoken Word Awards Silver Award for Blood From a Stone
One of Time Magazine's 6 Detective Series to Savor
Named as one of The Times (London) Fifty Greatest Crime Writers

Donna Leon

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