Matteo Righetto was born in in 1972 in Padua, where he teaches literature. He is the author of four novels, which have been translated into many languages. His most recent novel, La Pelle dell’Orso (The Bear Skin) is a bestseller in Italy and has been made into a feature film. Soul of the Border is the first of his works to be published in English.
Howard Curtis has more than thirty years’ experience as a literary translator from Italian, French and Spanish, and has translated the work of authors such as Georges Simenon and Luigi Pirandello, as well as a great deal of contemporary fiction.