Born in Bari in 1961, Deputy anti-mafia Public Prosecutor, elected senator during 2008 elections, Gianrico Carofiglio made his debut in fiction in 2002 with "Testimone inconsapevole", followed by "Ad occhi chiusi" (2003) and "Ragionevoli dubbi" (2006) with Avvocato Guerrieri as the main character. The readers' enthusiasm, the growing and steady sales and commendations of the critics made him a publishing case, always present in the top bestsellers' charts. His detective books, translated into many languages (French, Spanish, English, German, Japanese, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Brazilian, Catalan and Rumanian) have become TV films with Palomar, a film production company. Carofiglio waw awarded the Bancarella Prize 2005 with his existential novel "Il passato è una terra straniera" and he also published "Cacciatori nelle tenebre", a graphic novel with inspector Carmelo Vicari as the main character, illustrated by his brother Francesco. Director Daniele Vicari finished shooting "Il passato è una terra straniera" with Elio Germano as the main character, forthcoming in 2008. So far, Carofiglio sold over two million copies of his books. In 2007 the essay "L'arte del dubbio" was published, a reflection on the art of questioning and its relation with the concept of truth.
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