Born in Rome in 1964, Emanuele Trevi is a writer of essays and novels and a literary critic. The literary debut comes in 2003 with I cani del nulla (Einaudi). In 2004, one year after his debut, Trevi won the Sandro Onofri Prize with the book-reportage on the poet Pietro Tripodo Senza verso. Un’estate a Roma (Laterza). In 2010 he won Premio Napoli con Il libro della gioia perpetua (Rizzoli). With Sogni e favole (Ponte alle Grazie) he received the Viareggio Prize for fiction in 2019. He has translated and edited editions of Italian and French classics, including texts dedicated to Leopardi, Salgari and other Italian authors of the twentieth century. Trevi is also editor for magazines such as Nuovi Argomenti and Il caffè illustrato, collaborates with Rai Radio 3 and with newspapers such as Corriere della Sera and Il Manifesto. In his career Trevi has been also creative director of the publishing house Fazi Editore; recently, he has founded, with Leonardo Colombati, the Molly Bloom school of writing. In July 2021 Trevi has received the most important Italian prize, Premio Strega for Due Vite (Neri Pozza). With the same novel, he also has won The Bridge Award for Italian Fiction 2021.