Matteo Righetto (b. 1972) lives and works in Padua, at the border of the wilderness of north-eastern Italy. Many of his works take place in beautiful mountain landscapes that he knows deeply, having visited them since childhood backpacking with his father. Soul of the Border has become a literary success and was sold in several countries even before its publication in Italy. The second title in the trilogy will be published by Pushkin Press in 2019.