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  • Alessandro Barbero is the author of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo (Atlantic Books), Other People’s Wars, winner of the Strega Prize for Fiction, and The Eyes of Venice (Europa,...
  • Alessandro Baricco, loved by readers worldwide for his innovative take on magic realism, his atmospheric novels and memorable characters, is one of Italy’s bestselling and most acclaimed authors.
  • Fabio Bartolomei was born and lives in Rome. He’s a writer, a screenwriter, and a teacher of creative writing. His debut novel was Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles (Europa, 2012) and with...
  • Austria

    Alex Beer

    Alex Beer was born in Bregenz, Austria and studied archeology. She now lives in Vienna. The Second Rider is her first novel.
  • Bénédicte Belpois lives in Besançon, where she works as a midwife. She spent her childhood in Algeria. Suiza, her first novel, was written during a long stay in Galicia.
  • Tonino Benacquista was born in France in 1961. He is a screenwriter, cartoonist, dramaturge, and the author of four crime novels published by Bitter Lemon Press, among them Holy Smoke. Benacquista...
  • Argentina

    Miguel Benasayag

    Miguel Benasayag is a philosopher and psychoanalyst. Born in Argentina, during the dictatorship he suffered incarceration and torture. He now lives in Paris. One of the founders of the cultural...
  • Kobby Ben Ben was born and bred in Ghana. No One Dies Yet is his first novel.
  • Stefano Benni is widely considered one of Italy’s foremost novelists. His trademark mix of biting social satire and magical realism has turned each of his books into a national bestseller. His many...
  • Born in 1953 in the Black Sea coastal city of Batumi, Levan Berdzenishvili is the author of numerous books and essays on Ancient Comedies, Modern Society and Latin. After the collapse of the Soviet...
  • France

    Anne Berest

    The great granddaughter of Spanish-born artist Francis Picabia and French Resistance fighter Gabriele Buffet-Picabia (Marcel Duchamps lover and muse), Anne Berest is an actor and author. She has...
  • Franco Bernini is a scriptwriter, director, and writer. The Throne is his third novel.
  • Piero Boitani is one of Italy’s most renowned philologists and literary critics. An expert on ancient myths, medievalist, and Dante scholar, he is currently Professor of Comparative Literature at...
  • Italy

    Carlo Bonini

    Carlo Bonini is a staff writer at the Italian national daily, La Repubblica.
  • Fernand Braudel (1902 – 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. Braudel has been considered one of the greatest of the modern historians who have emphasized the role of...
  • Russia

    Alina Bronsky

    Alina Bronsky is the author of Broken Glass Park, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, named a Publishers Weekly ’s Best Book of the Year, Just Call Me Superhero and Baba...
  • South Africa

    Karin Brynard

    Karin Brynard is a former political and investigative journalist and uses her research skills and eye for detail to fascinating effect in Weeping Waters. She is, today, one of Penguin South Africa’s...
  • Argentina

    Jorge Bucay

    Jorge Bucay is a gestalt psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and writer. He was born in 1949 in Argentina. His books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, and have been translated into more...
  • Britain

    Ben Byrne

    Ben Byrne was born in London. He studied Drama & Film at the University of Manchester and later lived in San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo, working as a brand consultant, filmmaker, and musician.
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