Andrea Calogero Camilleri is an Italian writer, screenwriter, director and teacher
Andrea Camilleri was born on September 6, 1925 in Porto Empedocle, the only son of Carmelina Fragapane
and Giuseppe Camilleri, inspector of the port companies participating in the march on Rome. 
He lives in Rome since the end of the forties and since 1968 he has spent some months a year in Bagnolo, a hamlet of Santa Fiora
in the territory of Monte Amiata in Tuscany . From September 26, 2014 he is an honorary citizen of the Tuscan hamlet, described by him as his "place of the heart"  ; on August 14, 2017, he was named the Municipal Theater of the Grossetan Country.
From 1939 to 1943, after a brief experience in a bishop's college (he was expelled because he launched eggs against a crucifix), he studied at the classical Empedocle high school in Agrigento where in 1943 he would
obtain maturity without taking exams, since, due to bombings and foresight of the imminent landing in allied forces in Sicily, the school authorities decided to close the schools and consider the second quarterly poll.  In June of the same year, as the
writer remembers, he began "a kind of periplo of Sicily on foot or on German and Italian trucks under a continuous machine gun for which he was to be thrown on the ground, soiled with dust, blood, and fears." Between 1946 and 1947 he lived in Enna, in two
miserable, unheated rooms, and casually, at first attracted by the warmth, began to attend the Biblioteca Comunale by the lawyer Fontanazza with assiduity. Becoming his friend this acquainted him with the original writings of two local literary celebrities:
Nino Savarese and Francesco Lanza. He also became a friend of Franco Cannarozzo, who later became a famous writer of science fiction novels with the pseudonym Franco Enna. Camilleri remembers that the early period induced him to take part in literary certamen,
and in 1947, during his era, he won the Florence Prize with some of his poems. Camilleri, in the RAI documentary "The place and the memory" (written and read by him) attests the literary debt to Enna: "... And I, in those two grandchildren, I think I was formed
as a writer.
In the album of Daniele Silvestri SCOTCH, which boasts the collaboration of many artists: Niccolò Fabi, Pino Marino, Diego Mancino, Raiz, Stefano Bollani, Peppe Servillo, there is also Camilleri, which
appears for the first time on a disc end of the song The scotch, where he tells a story on a train trip.
In the final note of his 100th book, The Other Chief of the Wire, published in May 2016, Camilleri declares that this
is "a Montalbano written in the blindness of the past", in fact, at 91, he had to dictate the novel to his assistant Valentina Alferj, "The only one who can write in vigathe.