Davide Longo was born in Carmagnola near Turin, in 1971. He is a writer, a documentary film maker and a teacher. His novels Un mattino a Irgalem (Grinzane Cavour Opera Prima Prize 2001 and the Via Po Prize for best first novel) and Il mangiatore di pietre (winner of Città di Bergamo and Viadana Prizes in 2004) were first published by Marcos y Marcos. For Corraini, after La vita a un tratto (2006) and Lettera prima (2007), he wrote the children's book Pirulin senza parole, illustrated by Chiara Carrer. He edited the series Racconti della montagna (Einaudi, 2007) and published several more books, such as: L'uomo verticale (2010), the noir Il caso Bramard, (2014), Le nozze di Cana (2015), Maestro Utrecht (2016), Il corpo del gatto (2017) and Così giocano le bestie giovani (2018). Critics consider him one of the best Italian writers of the last years. He collaborates with Holden School in Turin, where he teaches creative writing. He was one of the young authors participating in Scritture Giovani 2002. He has written for la Repubblica, Avvenire, Slow Food, Donna, Lettere and Travel. His books have been translated into many languages.
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