Translator and writer, poet and literary critic, Valerio Magrelli is a professor of French literature at the University of Cassino. The first collections of verse, Ora serrata retinae (1980), Natures and Veinings (Viareggio Prize in 1987), Typtological Exercises (1992), give life to the volume Poesie (1980-1992) and altre poesie (1996). In 2003 he won the Italian Feltrinelli Prize for poetry and made his debut as a narrator with Nel condominio di carne. He heads the trilingual series by Einaudi «Scrittori tradotti da scrittori» ('Writers translated by writers"), the Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro awarded him the National Prize for Translation (1996). In 2014 he published a collection of poems Il sangue amaro. This year’s jury of the Camaiore Prize has unanimously awarded the Special Prize 2015 for his book La lingua restaurata e una polemica. His works are translated, among others, in English, French, Spanish, Serbian and Croatian. He collaborates with the cultural pages of "The Repubblica".