Born in Milan in 1974, Luca Saltini lives in Lugano, where he is responsible for organising the cultural activities of the Cantonal Library. He wrote many middle-grade short stories, published in magazines and within school projects. He published Tattoo (Fernandel, 2012), Il demolitore di camper (Fernandel, 2013), Periferie (ADV, 2015) and Una piccola fedeltà (Giunti, 2018). He was scriptwriter and screenwriter of the homonymous film based on Il demolitore di camper. The film, starring Milena Vukotic, aired on the first channel of RSI, the Swiss Italian-language public broadcasting service.