Biography of Guilio Einaudi (1912-1999)

Italian editor, born in Turin on January 2, 1912, and died in Rome on April 5, 1999. He is considered as one of the most prestigious names in the Italian publishing sector and key part in the diffusion of liberal culture in Italy.

Son of the late second President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi, studied at the maximum d'Azeglio Liceo and at the University of Turin. In 1933 he founded the publishing house Giulio Einaudi Editore, where he was, since 1954, general manager. Your editorial before the second world war, helped the diffusion in Italy of the American writers and gave shelter to the culture of the left in Italy, to the extent that he was known by the nickname of "red editor".

He published books of history, philosophy, politics, art, works by classical writers and, especially, novels and essays of contemporary Italian and foreign authors. In January 1963, he edited the book songs of the new Spanish resistance, Liberovici and Straniero. This work was criticized both in Spain and in Italy and considered as pornographic and sacrilegious against the Catholic religion. Cesare Pavese and Italo Calvino included in the long list of authors who gave prestige to the publishing house Einaudi.

In October 1988, within the international of the Frankfurt book fair, dedicated this year to Italy, was presented as a novelty by the Mondadori publishing house Giulio Einaudi, fragments of memory autobiography.

In 1998 the University of Turin awarded him the title of doctor honoris cause, which was intended to reward his work as creator of "one of the editorial and cultural centers living and most important in Italy and Europe in the last half-century".

In 1950 he married Renata Aldrovandi and had six children.