Davide Longo, born in 1971 in Carmagnola near Turin, worked as a waiter, courier, farmworker, pool attendent and decorator. For his first novel ‘Un mattino a Irgalem’ he received the Grinzane Cavour Prize (2002) and the Premio Via Po for the best debut in Italy. His second novel ‘Il mangiatore di pietre’ was published in 2004 and was awarded the Premio nazionale di narrativa Bergamo and the Premio Viadana. Longo is also an author of children’s books, short films and documentaries. He teaches at secondary school and at the Creative Writing school “Scuola Holden”.
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