Oriana Fallaci (June 29, 1929 - September 15, 2006) was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. An antifascist partisan during World War II, she had a long and successful journalistic career.
In 1967, Fallaci worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam, in the Middle East, and in South America. For many years, Fallaci was a special correspondent for the political magazine ‘L’Europeo’, and wrote for a number of leading newspapers and ‘Epoca’ magazine. She interviewed many internationally known leaders and celebrities such as Henry Kissinger, the Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, Federico Fellini, Haile Selassie, Sean Connery and many more. Following an interview with Ayatollah Khomeini she authored a book, titled ‘Ayatollah’, which is forbidden to be published inside Iran.
Fallaci received the St. Vincent Prize for journalism twice, as well as the Bancarella Prize in 1971, the Viareggio Prize in 1979 for ‘Un uomo: Romanzo’, and Prix Antibes, 1993, for ‘Inshallah’. Fallaci?s early writings have been translated into 21 languages.
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