Andrea Tarabbia was born in Saronno, in Northern Italy, in 1978. In 2007 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Theory of Literature by the University of Bergamo, where he kept on working for a couple of years as a researcher in Comparative Literature. For some years he has been collaborating with Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori as a consultant and writing for Italian newspapers and magazines including «IL», «Playboy Italia», «L’Indice» and others. He is editor of the website www.booksinitaly.it. He published some fiction and non-fiction books. Among them: Il demone a Beslan (novel, Mondadori, 2011), Marialuce (novel, Zona, 2011), La ventinovesima ora (tale, Mondadori 2013 - only ebook), La buona morte (essay, Manni 2014). His new novel, Il giardino delle mosche, will be published in fall 2015 by Ponte alle grazie. In 2012 he translated and edited Michail Bulgakov's Diaboliad.