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, 2001), 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 and was adapted into a movie starring Luigi Lo Cascio. His third novel, L’uomo verticale (Fandango, 2010), was awarded the Premio Lucca and is optioned for film. Einaudi Stile Libero is publishing the three-volume crime series starring detective Arcadipane in January 2021. 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.