Federigo Tozzi (born January 1, 1883 in Siena; died March 21, 1920 in Rome) was an Italian writer.
Federigo Tozzi was the son of an innkeeper. He first worked as a railway official, then took over running his father's inn. In 1911 he published his first book of poetry. In 1913 he began to work on his first novel, Con gli occhi chiusi ("With closed eyes"), a highly autobiographical text. In this year, he also founded the magazine La Torre. Tozzi then became a journalist in Rome. Through his literary activity, he caught the attention of the writer Luigi Pirandello, who subsequently supported him. Tozzi died 1920 in Rome of influenza and pneumonia.
Since a few decades, Federigo Tozzi is considered a classic of Italian modernism. According to Italo Calvino, he is one of the great European writers of Italian descent. His style is concise and laconic (Piper Verlag). According to Alberto Moravia, Tozzi describes great tragedies with simple words.