Grazia Deledda (27 September 1871 – 15 August 1936) was an Italian writer. In 1926, Grazia Deledda became the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Life and Career

Grazia Deledda was born on 27 September 1871, in Nuoro, Italy.

Deledda’s education was somewhat limited due to her family’s conservative background, but she managed to educate herself through reading and self-study. She began writing at an early age and published her first book, a collection of short stories titled “Racconti sardi,” in 1894. Her early works often depicted the lives and struggles of the people of Sardinia.

She gained recognition for her novels that focused on themes of love, honor, and social issues, often set in Sardinia. One of her most famous works is “Canne al vento” (Reeds in the Wind), published in 1913, which won her the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Grazia Deledda passed away on 15 August 1936, in Rome, Italy.

Award and Legacy

In 1926, Grazia Deledda became the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for her outstanding portrayal of life in Sardinia and her ability to capture the emotions and traditions of her people.

Grazia Deledda’s works are known for their poetic language and their portrayal of Sardinian life and culture. She is considered an important figure in Italian literature and a pioneer in addressing social and cultural issues through her writing. Her novels often explore themes of love, passion, family, and the challenges faced by the people of Sardinia.

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