Alessandro D’Avenia, 40, holds a PhD in Classical Literature, and teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Literature at a high school in Milan. His debut novel, Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue (White as Milk, Red as Blood), published by Mondadori in 2010, was translated into twenty-one languages and sold one million copies in Italy. A film version was released in 2012. His last book, L’arte di essere fragili (The Art of Being Fragile), published by Mondadori in 2016, was number one across all genres in Italy for more than five months and has since sold 400,000 copies in hardback. His five books combined have sold 2.5 million copies in Italy alone.
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