Domenico Starnone was born in Naples and lives in Rome. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, including First Execution, Ties, a New York Times Editors Pick and Notable Book of the Year, and a Sunday Times and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, Trick (Europa, 2018), a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and the 2019 PEN Translation Prize, and Trust. The House on Via Gemito (Europa, 2023) won Italys most prestigious literary prize, the Strega. Jhumpa Lahiri is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. Born in London and raised in Rhode Island, she currently lives in Rome. Her first book written in Italian, In Other Words, was recently published by Bloomsbury. She is the translator of Ties, Starnones previous novel.