Marco Missiroli was born in Rimini. He lives and works in Milan, writing for the culture pages of the the “Corriere della Sera” newspaper. His first novel Senza Coda (Fanucci, 2005) won the Campiello Opera Prima. His novels Il buio addosso (2007), Bianco (2009, Comisso Prize and Tondelli Prize) and Il senso dell’elefante (Campiello Selection Prize, Vigevano and Bergamo Prize) have been published by Guanda. His bestseller, Atti osceni in luogo privato (Feltrinelli, 2015) has sold over 100.000 copies in Italy and was awarded the Super Mondello and the Modello Giovani Prizes.