SERGIO ATZENI was born at Capoterra, on the southern tip of Sardinia, in 1952. He studied philosophy at the University of Cagliari and lived in Turin until his tragic drowning in the waters off Sardinia in September 1995.
He published two novels with the Sicilian publishing house of Sellerio, including Il figlio di Bakunin (1991) and Apologo del Giudice Bandito (1986). His last two novels, Il quinto passo è l'addio and Passavamo sulla terra leggeri, were recently published by Mondadori.
Full details on Atzeni’s life and work are now presented on his official web site: