Livio Romano was born in 1968. Graduated in Law, PhD in Literature, he teaches law and Italian in the secondary school and creative writing in private courses. He published the novels Mistandivò (adopted by the NY University), Porto di mare, the essay Da dove vengono le storie, the reportage from Bosnia Dove non suonano più i fucili. For RAI Radio 3, he realized the radiodramas Gli uomini dalla testa di girasole, Diario Elementare, Il fascino mite delle travi di legno. In 2007 he published Niente da ridere, (adopted by Harvard University and staged at the Smoke Alley Theater in Dublin), in 2011 Il mare perché corre, in 2012 the pamphlet Diario Elementare, in 2016 Per troppa luce, finalist at the prize Book of the year. Countless short novels and essays of his appeared in anthologies and magazines. He collaborates with the culture pages of Corriere della sera.