Grazia Deledda( 28 September 1871 - 15 August 1936 )
Grazia Maria Cosima Damiana Deledda was an Italian writer who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926 "for her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island [i.e. Sardinia] and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general". She was the first Italian woman to receive this honor.
Born in Nuoro, Sardinia, into a middle-class family, she attended elementary school and then was educated by a private tutor and moved on to study literature on her own. She started writing at a very young age, inspired by the Sardinian peasants and their struggles.
The first novel she wrote and published was Fiori di Sardegna . This novel was published in 1892. She first published some pieces in the fashion magazine L'ultima moda when...