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Protagonists

Paolo Giordano

Paolo Giordano

was born in 1982 in Turin where he obtained his degree and then his Ph.D. in Physics. With his first novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Mondadori, 2008), an international bestseller translated in more than forty languages, he won a number of literary awards including the Premio Strega, the Campiello Opera Prima award, the Merck Serono award for scientific literature, and the Alassio Centolibri award. In 2010, Saverio Costanzo directed a film based on his novel, starring Luca Marinelli and Alba Rohrwacher as the two leading characters, Mattia and Alice. Giordano is a frequent contributor to Il Corriere della Sera and has published a long report from Afghanistan in Vanity Fair. His latest novel, Il corpo umano-The Human Body (Mondadori, 2012), is set in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan and focuses on the experience of coming of age in a war-torn country.

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