About the Author
TIM PARKS is the author of fourteen novels, including Europa (short-listed for the Booker prize), Destiny, Cleaver, Sex Is Forbidden and, most recently, Painting Death, all of them translated into many languages. As well as being a novelist and the author of several works of non-fiction, Tim is the acclaimed translator of books by Moravia, Calvino, Machiavelli and other Italian writers. He’s a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. His last book, Italian Ways was published by Harvill Secker.