Bruno Gambarotta was born in Asti in 1937. A compiler, director and supervisor of RAI programmes, his entertaining and comic talent was brought to light thanks to programmes such as Fantastico '87, Porca miseria, Svalutation and Cucina Gambarotta. He is the author and interpreter of cabaret shows and writes for several newspapers including l'Unità, La Stampa, la Repubblica, Comix. He runs a regular column on Torino Sette. He has also written several humorous detective novels: with La nipote scomoda he won the Città di Cattolica Gran Giallo Award. In 2006 he lances the collection of novels Le grandi parodie with Il codice Gianduiotto, an hilarious and sophisticated novel which makes fun of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. In 2011 he published Le ricette di Nefertiti, the aphrodisiac recipes by the most well known queen of ancient Egypt. After Ombra di giraffa (2014), an hilarious comedy about TV and old age, and the short story collection Non si piange sul latte macchiato (2016), he wrote Il colpo degli uomini d'oro. Il furto del secolo alle Poste di Torino (2018), the historical novel Ero io su quel ponte (2019) and La confraternita dell'asino (2020).
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