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Giuseppe Pontiggia

Born in Como in 1934, novelist and essayist Giuseppe Pontiggia was editor of Verri and co-editor of L'Almanacco dello Specchio. He is the best-selling and award-winning author of numerous novels and a collection of essays. Born Twice was awarded a Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award, in 2001, and is his first major work to appear in English.