Enrico Brizzi was born in Bologna in 1974. He made his debut in 1994 with the bestseller Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo, which shaped a generation of readers; it was translated in twenty-four countries, and later released as a film. A big fan of hiking, Enrico has walked the great pilgrimage routes on journeys that inspired many of his books. He has published novels, historical narrative non-fiction, and books about football for adults and children. He won the Premio Bancarella Sport with In piedi sui pedali (Mondadori, 2014).