Roberto Calasso, publisher of Adelphi in Milan, is the author of many books, among themThe Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K, and Tiepolo Pink, all parts of a work in progress of which La Folie Baudelaire is the sixth volume.

Alastair McEwen has translated almost ninety books, including some by Italy’s finest writers (Calasso, Eco, Tabucchi, and many others). He lives and works in Milan.