After earning a degree in architecture at the University of Florence, Sandro Veronesi published his first book at the age of 25, a collection of poetry (Il resto del cielo, 1984) that has remained his only venture into verse writing. What has followed since includes novels, books of essays, theatrical piece, numerous introductions to novels and collections of essays, interviews, screenplay, and television programs. He published his first novel Per dove parte questo treno allegro in 1988. With his novel, Gli sfiorati (1990), Veronesi approaches the family thematic and the theme of troubled relationships between different generations and, as in the following novel Venite venite B-52 (1995), he offers up a gallery of extraordinary characters. His novel La forza del passato (2000) won the Premio Viareggio L. Repaci and the Premio Campiello and Caos calmo (2005), published in 20 countries, won Italy's most prestigious award, the Strega Prize. In 2007 he published Brucia Troia and most recently the novel XY (Fandango Libri, 2010). Veronesi collaborates with numerous newspapers and literature magazines. He is also the founder of the publishing house Fandango Libri along with Domenico Procacci, and of the web radio Radiogas.