Stefano Valenti was born in 1964 in Valtellina and lives in Milan. He is a writer and translator. He has published two novels with Feltrinelli: La fabbrica del panico (winner of the Premio Campiello Opera Prima 2014, Premio Volponi Opera Prima 2014 and Premio Bergamo 2015) and Rosso nella notte bianca. He has translated a number of works of fiction and non-fiction, including Street Life by Joseph Mitchell, The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, Germinale by Émile Zola and Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne. He works for the Mohole and Belleville writing schools.