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Rosetta Loy (15 May 1931 – 1 October 2022) was an Italian writer.[1] She was the recipient of the Rapallo Carige Prize for Le strade di polvere (The Dusty Roads) in 1988.[2]

Born Rosetta Provera, she was the youngest of four children of a Piedmontese father and a mother from Rome. She wrote her first story at the age of nine, but her real literary vocation manifested itself towards the age of twenty-five. However, she had to wait until 1974 for her first publication, The Bicycle.[2]

Personal life and death

She was married for thirty years to Beppe Loy, with whom she had four children.[1]

She died of a heart attack at her home in Rome, aged 91. She was buried in the cemetery of Mirabello Monferrato, the Piedmontese town where The Dusty Roads was set and where her father's house is still located.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Addio a Rosetta Loy, l'autrice de La bicicletta e Le strade di polvere" [Farewell to Rosetta Loy, the author of The Bicycle and The Dusty Roads]. rainews.it (in Italian). Rai News 24. 2022-10-02. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  2. ^ a b "SCRITTRICI: PREMIO RAPALLO-CARIGE A MAGGIO". www1.adnkronos.com. Retrieved 14 March 2018.