Journalist and writer, Daniel Mendelsohn teaches at Bard College in New York. One of the most refined intellectuals of today, he writes as a literary, cinema, and theater critic for “The New York Times Book Review”. He is the author of “The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity” (1999), selected by “The New York Times” as the Book of the Year, and of “Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays” (2002). In 2006 his book on the Holocaust, “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million,” was awarded numerous prizes among which the National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography, the National Jewish Book Award for Biography/Autobiography, the Salon Book Award, the Barnes and Noble “Discover” Award, and the American Library Association Sophie Brody Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature. In Italy his books are published by Neri Pozza.