Italian writer and playwright Luca di Fulvio, author of the bestseller The Gang of Dreams, died Wednesday, May 31 at the age of 66, his publishers announced Thursday.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Luca Di Fulvio, at the age of sixty-six, "announced Pocket editions on Twitter. Author of "Mamma Roma", "Prisoners of Freedom" or "Children of Venice", Luca di Fulvio had a notable success in 2016 with "The Gang of Dreams", a family saga set in the New York of the 1920s.
Born in Rome in 1957, the author, particularly popular in Germany and France, "had just reread the proofs of his latest book, The Hidden Paradise, to be published on August 23," said his publisher Slatkine & Cie on Instagram. In a video published in April on his Instagram account, the author, visibly weakened, had evoked Charcot's disease - a neurological disease that atrophies the muscles - which he was affected, thanking his readers and relatives for their support.