CARLO SGORLON was born in 1930 in Cassacco, Udine. He studied at the Normale di Pisa, and now lives an extremely private life in Udine.
His works include, among others, Luna color ametista (1971), Il vento nel vigneto (1973), Il trono di legno (1973, winner of the Premio Campiello, published in English as The Wooden Throne by Italica Press), Gli dei torneranno (1977), La carrozza di rame (1979), L’armata dei fiumi perduti (1985, winner of the Premio Strega) and La grand foibe (1992).
Army of the Lost Rivers was published in English by Italica Press in late 1998. Carlo Sgorlon’s reality mirrors his fiction: a reclusive life in Friuli’s countryside, ignoring or challenging modern industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature