Is Donna Leon Married? Her Biography, Age, Husband, Partner, Net worth and Nationality

Is Donna Leon married? No, she isn’t. There are no past relationship records of her and she feels that being single suits her. This means that Donna Leon is living a life free from a partner or husband. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Leon:


Who is Donna Leon?

She is an American author best known for writing a series of crime novels which features a fictional character named Commissario Guido Brunetti. According to her bio, she was born on September 28, 1942, which makes the age of Donna Leon be 78 years old as of 2020.


Early Life and Education

The American author was born in 1942 and her place of birth is in Montclair, New Jersey, the United States of America. She was born to Catholic parents and is from a white ethnic background. Her parents were close to the Democratic Party. Talking more about her family background, her grandparents were from Spain where her maternal grandparents hail from Ireland and Germany. Leon spent her childhood days mostly in Bloomfield, New Jersey where her parents were highly focused on the academic achievements of their daughter.


Career and Professional Life

Before turning as an author, she used to teach and was focused on writing on her Ph.D. during the late ’70s in Iran. At that time, the revolution broke out in Iran which compelled her to return back to her home country. She received her luggage a few months later where she found that her papers were missing. Later, she started writing advertising copy in New York City. She also visited Italy where she fell in love at first sight with the country.  After that, her main place of abode in Venice

Leo rose into the limelight after writing a crime novel which she wrote in eight months. The novel remained under her drawer until a friend who convinced her to present it in writing content. Interestingly, she turned as the winner of the writing competition. In addition to writing, she has also served the University of Maryland University College – Europe as its lecturer in English literature. For eighteen years, she served the American military base of Vicenza as a professor. After giving more time for writing, she dropped her teaching career.

Her first novel named Death at La Fenice successfully became the internationally best-selling Commissario Brunetti mystery series. The novel was also the receiver of the Japanese Suntory prize. Most of her novels are popular in Germany and are also translated into a number of languages.


Personal Life

Donna Leon isn’t married and has no partner/ husband in her life. She currently resides in a village located in Switzerland. Before that, Leon lived in Venice for more than 3 decades. Her nationality is American but she has lived most of her time abroad. It seems like, she enjoyed her life in teaching and writing and has never thought of spending her valuable time in the relationship.


Body Measurements

The body measurement details of Leon like her height, weight, feet size, dress size, etc. are not available. She must be taking proper care of her diet which has made her active even at this old age.


Salary and Net worth

The net worth amassed by the crime writer Donna Leon is still under review. She is in a professional writing career since 1992. She has also added some fortune in her name from her role as a lecturer and professor at some educational institutions. She has a house in Zurich as well.


Wiki and Facts

The American crime writer’s biography is prepared on several wiki sites and is also included in IMDb and Wikipedia. We became unable to find Leon’s social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter.

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  1. Dear Ms Leon … While I was talking to a friend in the Alumni Office of TASIS in Lugano, she mentioned reading some of your Commisario series books. I told her that they are brilliant works evocative of Venice’s many sides, good or bad. Yvonne then told me that you had worked at TASIS in the early 70s, when my mother, Giselle Horak, also taught there (French and German)! MCF fired her in 1973 … she spent the last years of her life teaching as a volunteer in a Catholic Girls School near Varese until cancer cut her life short in 1981. As for me, I eventually followed in her footsteps after three years in Leysin at the Amer. Colege of Switzerland (1988/1991) to take a job at TASIS, teaching English (EFL), German and History/Humanities from 1991-1997. After another year in Lugano, I came to Prague to join my ailing father for a couple of years, which turned into decades because I remarried here — Marta, a wonderful local. Just for tragicomic fun, it was a trip with students to Venice Carnevale in 1997 that led the TASIS headmaster to fire me for things I did not do. However, I still love Venice AND your novels very much. Should you ever wish to visit Prague post-Covid, please let me know (see email). I would be happy to meet you here.

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