From Svevo, Saba and Joyce in Trieste to Borges, Rushdie and psychopathology, Tim Parks' new collection of essays confirms his mastery of the essay form. Other subjects include Saramago, Sebald, Seth, Henry Green, Christina Stead, Leopardi, Verga, Montale, Sironi in Fascist Italy, Buzzati, Bateson and Neugeboren
Tim Parks was educated at Cambridge and Harvard. He has been awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Award. Europa was shortlisted for the 1997 Booker Prize. He is the author of two bestselling works of non-fiction, Italian Neighbour and An Italian Education, and most recently the highly-acclaimed novel Destiny. Also a translator of world class, he has lived in Italy since 1981.