Marco Missiroli was born in Rimini and lives in Milan. He writes for Corriere della Sera. He has published six novels. Senza coda (Fanucci, 2005) won the Premio Campiello Opera Prima. Bianco (Guanda, 2009) won the Premio Comisso and Premio Tondelli. Il senso dell’elefante (Guanda, 2012) won the Premio Selezione Campiello, Premio Vigevano and Premio Bergamo. The best-selling novel Atti osceni in luogo privato (Feltrinelli, 2015) won the Premio Super Mondello. Fedeltà (Einaudi, 2019) won the Premio Strega Giovani and was shortlisted for the Premio Strega. His books have been translated in over thirty countries.