Born in Milan in 1978, Paolo Cognetti studied Mathematics and graduated in Scriptwriting at the Civica Scuola di Cinema in Milan. Before becoming a writer, he founded Cameracar with his friend Giorgio Carella. He then devoted himself to the production of social documentaries about memories and territories. In 2012 his novel "Sofia si veste sempre di nero" was met with great success. He loves mountains, where he spends some months every year by himself. From this life as a hermit, a diary was born named "Il ragazzo selvatico". In 2013 "il nuotatore" was published, a children's book illustrated by Mara Cerri.
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