Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 in Martina Franca, and currently lives in Rome. Following a law degree at university, and further studies in criminology and behavioural science, he became a scriptwriter for television series and film. He is a contributor to the Corriere della Sera and author of the international bestselling novels ll suggeritore (The Whisperer), Il tribunale delle anime (The Lost Girls of Rome), La donna dei fiori di carta (The Girl with the Paper Flowers), L’ipotesi del male (The Vanished Ones), Il cacciatore del buio (The Hunter of the Dark), and La ragazza nella nebbia (The Girl in the Fog), all published in Italy by Longanesi. He wrote and presented the Saturday evening prime-time TV program ‘The Sixth Sense’ on Rai 3. In 2016, at the Cannes Film Festival, Carrisi announced the launch of his own production company, Gavila, in collaboration with Italy's Colorado Films.