(born September 25
) is an Italian writer. As a young Italian novelist
, Ammaniti was part of the cannibali
group, from the anthology Gioventù Cannibale
by Daniele Brolli
(1996), for which he wrote a short novel together with Luisa Brancaccio
He became noted in 2001 with the publication of Io non ho paura, a novel which was later made into a movie directed by Gabriele Salvatores.