Mirko Zilahy (Roma, 1974) is the author of two of the most successful Italian noir thrillers of recent years. He has a degree in Languages and Literature, a PhD from Trinity College and a long career as a literary translator from English (he has translated, among many others, "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt for Rizzoli). In 2016, with "È così che si uccide", he created a character who is destined to gain the favour of lovers of crime fiction, the Roman commissioner Enrico Mancini, who is struggling with brutal murders and a serial killer in a dark and mysterious Rome, which was followed by "La forma del buio" (2017). His novels have been published in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and France and are in the process of being translated in Turkey, Greece, the Czech Republic and other countries.
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