The author, who publishes under the pen name Fiamma Luzzati, is a Sicilian who lives in Paris. Having traveled extensively and tried her hand at myriad trades, she wound up making comics. Her previous books: Les aventures d’une Italienne à Paris (“An Italian Woman’s Adventures in Paris” Rozebade), Le cerveau, peut-il faire deux choses à la fois?, La femme qui prenait son mari pour un chapeau (“Can Brains Do Two Things at Once? The Woman Who Took Her Husband for a Hat” Delcourt). She also has a science blog for the newspaper Le Monde: www.lemonde.fr/blog/lavventura.