Marco Belpoliti (1954), writer and essayist, is professor of Sociology of Literature at the Department of Education and Sciences of Communication at the University of Bergamo. He collaborates with various newspapers and magazines; he is co-editor of the series Riga (Marcos y Marcos) and the online magazine Doppiozero, considered one of the most important Italian cultural magazines. He curated the Einaudi edition of the Opere di Primo Levi (1997) and published an essay on Italo Calvino, L’occhio di Calvino (1996). With Johan&Levi publishing house Belpoliti published Il segreto di Goya (2013). With Guanda house publishing he published Il tramezzino del dinosauro (2008), Il corpo del Capo (2009), Senza vergogna (2009), Pasolini in salsa piccante (2010), La canottiera di Bossi (2012), Da quella prigione (2012), L’età dell’estremismo (2014), La strategia della farfalla (2016) and finally Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo (2015), winner for the Non Fiction category of The Bridge Book Award 2016. Thanks to the prize, the book has been published in the United States by Seagull Books house publishing.