Andrea di Robilant
Andrea di Robilant is a journalist and writer who divides his time between Rome and Venice. Born and raised in Italy,
he studied history and politics at Columbia University
and spent many years in the United States as a correspondent
for the Italian dailies La Repubblica and La Stampa. He is
the author of two books of non-fiction: A Venetian Affair, a
New York Times “notable book of the year” set in eighteenth
century Venice, and Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of
Napoleon, a widely praised biography of the author’s ancestor,
Lucia Mocenigo. A third book, Irresistible North (to be
published in 2011), tells the story of Nicolò and Antonio Zen,
two Venetian brothers who sailed to the North Atlantic at
the end of the fourteenth century. He is currently at work on
a book about mapping the world in Renaissance Venice.
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