Born in Turin in 1959, Alessandro Barbero teaches medieval history and military history at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli. He is the author of four novels, one of which won the Premio Strega (roughly the Italian equivalent of the Booker) in 1996.
Vagabond Voices commissioned the translation of his second title, The Anonymous Novel. It is the view of many Italian critics that this is the best of his works, and should have long since been published in English. In 2005, the Republic of France awarded Barbero with the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He continues to publish historical and fiction works faster than this website can keep up with.