I love to read!
Which books or authors from your country are the most famous or considered among "the best"?
Perhaps Mark Twain is the most famous American author.
Giorgia, funnily, Manzoni isn't well known in Russia. Not as well, as others mentioned.
But I suppose, Cathy asked about the fame _within_ the country?
My favourite Italian writers are Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello and Umberto Eco (they are very famous among those of the 20th century).
The most famous Italian writers are undoubtedly Dante Alighieri and Alessandro Manzoni.
I think Tolstoy , Chekhov , Dostoesky and Bulgakov are the most famous Russian writers for people around the world.