Marilù Oliva was born in Bologna. She is a writer, essayist and professor of literature. Her crime detection novels investigate the dark sides of our society and the most exposed categories which she defines as "unprotected". Her latest projects are: Le spose sepolte (2018) and Musica sull'abisso (2019), HarperCollins Italia In 2019 the author co-edited for Zanichelli an anthology onThe Betrothed. In February 2020, Solferino RCS Mediagroup will publish her rewriting of an ancient classic: The Odyssey told by Penelope, Circe, Calipso and the others.