Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and
Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He is the author of
novels, non-fiction and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and
Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lectures on literary translation in Milan, and his many translations from the Italian include works by
Moravia, Calvino, Calasso and Machiavelli.