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Paolo Cognetti

Paolo Congetti is born in Milan in 1978.
His bestseller novel, Le Otto Montagne (The Eight Mountains) spent a full year in the Italian list of top bestsellers and it’s an international bestseller (rights sold in 39 countries).
Paolo Cognetti’s previous books include: Manuale per ragazze di successo (2004), Una cosa piccola che sta per esplodere (2007), Sofia si veste sempre di nero (2012), A pesca nelle pozze più profonde (2014), all published by minimum fax; and New York è una finestra senza tende (Laterza, 2010), Il ragazzo selvatico (Terre di Mezzo, 2013), Tutte le mie preghiere guardano verso ovest (Lonely Planet, 2014).
 
His new book is Senza mai arrivare in cima (Einaudi, 2018).

He won the Strega Prize in 2017, as well as the Prix Médicis étranger and the PEN Translation Prize.