Herkunft: Italy

Paolo Bacilieri

Paolo Bacilieri was born in 1965 near Verona. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and has been a cartoonist since 1982. He was especially inspired by his mentor, Milo Manara.In 1986 he made his début with the comic adventure novel »Il tesoro degli imbala« (1989; tr:

Paolo Flores D’Arcais

Paolo Flores D’Arcais was born in Cervignano del Friuli, Italy, in 1944. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and is now a researcher in the philosophical faculty of La Sapienza University in Rome. He is editor of the magazine ‘MicroMega’ and has also written for

Paolo Giordano

Paolo Giordano was born in the Italian city of Turin in 1982, and studied physics at the University of Turin. At the age of 22, while studying for his final exams, he discovered his interest in writing as a hobby. He began by writing short stories that focused on childhood.

Olivier Guez

Olivier Guez, born in Strasbourg in 1974, is a French writer. He graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg and earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and the Collège dʼEurope in Bruges. As a journalist, he has written for »Le Monde«, »Le Point«, »FAZ«, »New York Times«, and

Octavia Monaco

Octavia Monaco, born in 1963 in Thionville in northern France, has been living in Italy since the 1970s. The trained goldsmith was enrolled at the Bologna Arts Academy, but her skillls in painting and graphics are largely self-taught. Aside from her work as an illustrator, she runs courses and creative

Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia was born in 1973 in the Italian city of Bari. He made his literary debut in 2001 with the novel »Tre sistemi per sbarazzarsi di Tolstoj (senza risparmiare se stessi)« (tr: Three Systems to Dispose of Tolstoy [Without Taking it Easy]). After his second novel »Occidente per principianti«

Nicolai Lilin

Nicolai Lilin was born in 1980 in Bender, Transnistria (USSR, now part of the Moldavian region). After having fought in the Chechen War during his military service for two years, he moved to Torino in Piedmont in 2003, where he currently lives as author, journalist and tattoo artist (traditional criminal

Michela Murgia

born in 1972 in Cabras, Sardinia, is an Italian writer. She studied theology and later taught religion. Her successful novel »Accabadora« (2009; Eng. 2012) has been translated into 25 languages. Her new work »Istruzioni per diventare fascisti« (2018; tr: Instructions for Becoming a Fascist) is a provocative polemic on Italian

Martina Wunderer

born in 1983 in Schlanders, Italy, studied Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies in Vienna and Berlin. She worked for the online journal of the Literaturhaus Wien and for »39NULL – Magazin für Gesellschaft und Kultur«. Martina Wunderer has been an editor of German literature at Suhrkamp Verlag since 2010.

Mario Calabresi

Mario Calabresi, born in Milan in 1970, studied history and journalism. He worked as a parliamentary correspondent for the ANSA news agency and the Rome-based daily newspaper »La Stampa«. Today he works as a correspondent for the daily »La Repubblica« in New York. »Spingendo la notte più in là«, the

Mario Desiati

Mario Desiati was born in Locorotondo, Apulia, in 1977, and grew up in Martina Franca in the Province of Tarent. After graduating from his studies in law in Bari in 2000, he was employed by a law firm and published a series of essays on civil law topics. He moved

Mariana Chiesa Mateos

Mariana Chiesa Mateos was born in La Plata in 1967, where she studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Plata and graduated in 1992. She worked as an illustrator for the Argentinian newspaper »Clarin« and other periodicals from 1993 before moving to Barcelona in 1997. Her