Giovanni Anastasi, aka Luca Tarenzi, was born in 1976. He has a degree in History of Religions and was an editor and a tourism journalist before discovering his true calling as a fully committed daydreamer. Today he lives in Arona, Piedmont, with a veterinarian wife and numerous animals on a lakeshore infested with feral-looking swans and adorable river rats.
He is a part-time writer, part-time translator, part-time literature and religion lecturer, and full-time geek as well as an avid roleplayer and a shamanic practitioner. His novels are among the most acclaimed urban fantasy books in Italy, and some have been published in other countries.
In 2012, his novel Quando il diavolo ti accarezza (“When the Devil Strokes You”) won Italy’s prestigious Premio Italia fantasy and SF literature prize in the "Best Fantasy Novel" category.
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