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Walter Veltroni

Walter Veltroni was elected a Member of Parliament in 1987 and has been mayor of Rome since 2006. He is also leader of the Italian Democratic Party. A professional journalist, he was editor-in-chief of L'Unita from 1992 to 1996. This is his first novel. Douglas Hofstadter is a professor and award-winning author. His book Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.