Carlo Annese is assistant editor-in chief of the monthly publication "GQ". Born in Brindisi in 1964, he began working for the "Quotidiano di Brindisi" when he was only nineteen. In 1988 he moved to Prato where he worked as assistant editor-in chief for the local newspaper. In 1989 he moved to "Gazzetta dello Sport", where for 15 years he covered 4 Olympic Games and several world and European championships. From 2002 to 2010 he has directed "Fuoridalcoro", one of the first Italian weblogs. For the "Gazzetta dello Sport" he is in charge of "Quasirete", a "garrison of creative sports writing" by a group of writers and aficionados Em Bycicleta. His personal blog "L'età del vetro" covers IT and new media. After co-writing the Olympic champion Jury Chechi's autobiography "Semplicemente Jury",in 2010 he published "I Diavoli di Zonderwater", a historical reconstruction of life in the concentration camp with the highest number of Italians during WW2. His book won several prizes including Fiuggi Storia 2010, Bancarella Sport 2011, Chiavari 2011 and the first edition of the National Prize 'Antonio Ghirelli' (2012). In 2014 he wrote with the italian activist and cultural promoter Selene Biffi the book "La maestra di Kabul. Provare a cambiare il mondo con una scuola per cantastorie".
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