Born in Udine, Italy in 1952, I have lived and worked in Milan since 1978. During 33 years of journalism I have worked for daily newspapers as well as weekly and monthly magazines while holding almost every professional title possible, from reporter to editor-in-chief and deputy editor to special correspondent. When I was younger - yes, I’ve been younger! - I wrote two non-fiction books. I’m married to Maria Rosa, a medical doctor who is a specialist in oncology and so she is also someone who is much more socially useful than I am, apart of being definitely a much more beautiful person too. If I could be reincarnated I would like to do it as a chef. I’m also very proud of having been an honorary citizen of Savannah, Georgia since 1998. My novel "Whispering Tides" ended as Finalist both The Global eBook Awards in Santa Barbara CA and the Usa Best Book Awards in Los Angeles (Literary Fiction category). In 2013 Global eBook Awards edition my novel is the Winner of Multicutural Fiction category. The italian original version of the novel, entitled "Ascoltavo le maree", has been adopted as a teaching "tool" by the Modern & Classical Languages Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta.