Born in Palermo, Alessandro D’Avenia is a teacher of literature and a writer with a PhD in Ancient Greek Literature. His debut novel White as Milk, Red as Blood was a best-seller and has been published in 20 foreign countries. Its success was followed by Things That Nobody Knows. He works as a publicist with several Italian newspapers and founded an amateur theater company. As a writer, he penned a few episodes of the third series of ” Life Bites – Pills of life ” at Disney Italy in 2008. In 2011-2012 he worked on the screenplay of the film based on White as milk, red as blood, produced by Rai Cinema, which came out in theaters in April 2013.