I was born in 1964 in Rome, where I still live now after residing a while in Stockholm and London.
I am a writer and a filmmaker, plus a number of other things that quench my creative thirst.
I have published a collection of short stories that I am very proud of Tutti giù all’inferno (Giulio Perrone Editore 2007), and other stories have been printed in many other anthologies.
I have my journalist blog "Tu, quore!" (Thee, heart!) on L'Unità online newspaper, founded by Antonio Gramsci in 1924. I write about music, films, literature, art. I am one of the chief editors of the lit-blog La poesia e lo spirito. I have freelanced for various magazines such as: Nazione Indiana, Carta, Diario, Accattone, Micromega, Loop Magazine, Bcomeblog, BlackmailMag, Carmilla, FaM, Giuseppe Genna, Il Grandevetro, INCIQUID, Wu Ming Foundation, Kai Zen, Music on Tnt, Off, Origine, Rassegna Sindacale, Slowcult, TabulaRasa, Terranullius, Toilet and Unonove.
I shot a short film about the evil aspects of copyright The Disney Trap – How copyright steals our stories, that has been watched by over 1,840,000 people on YouTube. After that I have devoted mainly on booktrailers for Italian novelists including Lidia Ravera, Wu Ming, Mario Desiati, Fabio Viola, Francesco Fagioli, and Kai Zen, that you can watch here. Considering the budget (?) I had, I am satisfied with the results. I have recently directed a new shortfilm called Midsommar, inspired by a short story I wrote in Swedish and Italian, which is probably the best thing I ever did. Fingers crossed, please.
In 2002 I founded the readers’ group iQuindici, volunteers readers connected to the Wu Ming Foundation, which I directed until 2009. This was one the most seminal experiences of my life, as a writing editor, and as a political human being.
Occasionally, with my left hand, I have acted, been a photographer, written scripts for movies and the theatre, organized festivals, conducted a radio show, and translated from English and Swedish.
I am a Bachelor in Modern Literature (English, North-American, and Swedish/Scandinavian) and I graduated with a thesis on Joseph Conrad.
This photo was taken by the photographer Antonio Coppola in November 2011.
Unless specified, all the photos used are mine.