Born in 1971, Davide Longo is a writer, documentary-maker and teacher of creative writing at the Scuola Holden in Turin. For his debut novel, Un Mattino A Irgalem (Marcos y Marcos), he was awarded the Premio Grinzane and the Premio Via Po in 2001. With his next works he came to be considered one of the best Italian writers to emerge in recent years. Il Mangiatore Di Pietre (Fandango, 2004) won the Città di Bergamo and the Viadana prizes. It was followed by E Piu Non Dimandare (Corraini, 2007) and Ballata Di Un Amore Italiano (Feltrinelli, 2011). His third novel, L’Uomo Verticale (Fandango, 2010), was awarded the Premio Lucca. In 2014, Il Caso Bramard (Feltrinelli), a deeply atmospheric literary thriller, was published, followed by Le Nozze Di Cana (Effatà), a rewriting of the well-known New Testament story, in 2015. His work has been translated into five languages, including English. He has also written for publications such as La Repubblica, for radio and for theatre.