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Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943. Tabucchi authored twenty critically acclaimed novels and short-story collections, nine of which have been translated into English, together with numerous essays and plays. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, he received many prestigious awards, including the Prix Médicis étranger for Indian Nocturne and the Premio Campiello, the Premio Viareggio and the Aristeion Prize for Pereira Maintains. Tabucchi was Emeritus professor at the University of Siena, and also taught at Bard College in New York, the École de Hautes Études and the Collège de France in Paris. He died in 2012.