Sandro Veronesi was born in Florence in 1959. He is the author of nine novels including Quiet Chaos (2005), which was translated into twenty languages and won the Strega Prize, the Prix Femina and the Prix Mediterranee.
His latest novel, The Hummingbird, was an instant bestseller in Italy, winning the Premio Strega and selling over 150,000 copies to date. It was voted best book of the year by the Corriere della Sera, Italy's most widely read newspaper.
Sandro is only the second author in the Premio Strega's history to win the prize twice.