- Name: Donna Leon
- Born: 09/28/1942 (78 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist
- Website: http://www.donnaleon.net
Donna Leon (//; born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. In 2003, she received the Corine Literature Prize.
Genre: Crime fiction
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Donna Leon quotes :
Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it to work around it.Donna Leon
I never wanted to be rich or successful or famous. I just wanted to be happy and have fun.Donna Leon
And I don't want to live anywhere where I am famous. It makes me very, very uncomfortable, because it conveys an advantage over people, and I don't like that.Donna Leon
I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.Donna Leon