Salvatore Niffoi

Niffoi is an Italian writer,born 1950, in Orani. He is a representative of the so-called Sardinian Literary Nouvelle Vague, or Sardinian Literary Spring, i. e. the Sardinian narrative of today, which was initiated by Giulio Angioni,[1] Salvatore Mannuzzu and Sergio Atzeni, following the work of individual prominent figures such as Grazia Deledda, Emilio Lussu, Giuseppe Dessì, Gavino Ledda, Salvatore Satta. His prose is mostly a mixture of Italian and Sardinian.

Niffoi lives in Orani, a small village of Barbagia, in the province of Nuoro, where he was a middle school teacher until 2006. He started his career as a novelist in 1997, with his first work, Collodoro. In 2006, with the novel La vedova scalza he won the Campiello Prize.