Simon Wiesenthal

Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter, writer, & co-founder of the Jewish Historical Documentation Centre.

Carlo Levi

Italian painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, & doctor best known for his book Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1945).


French writer, politician, diplomat, historian, & founder of Romanticism in French literature.

Jim Carroll

American writer & punk musician born in 1949. Best known for his memoir, The Basketball Diaries.

Jules Renard

French author born in 1864 & best known for his work Poil de carotte and Les Histoires Naturelles.

Maria Von Trapp

Austrian-Hungarian matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers whose autobiography inspired The Sound of Music.

Gianna Manzini

Italian writer born in 1896. Known for Ritratto in piedi , a semi-autobiographical portrait of her anarchist father.