Alessandro D’Avenia 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, published by Mondadori in 2010, was translated into twenty-one languages. A film version was released in 2012. His second novel, Cose che nessuno sa, was published in 2011. The two books have been in the Italian fiction top ten bestseller list for three years, and sold more than one million copies in Italy alone. Alessandro's third novel, Ciò che inferno non è, was published by Mondadori in October 2014 with a first print run of 110,000 copies.
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