Claudio Magris was born and currently lives in Trieste, Italy. He graduated from the University of Turin with a degree in German Studies and is now professor emeritus at the Univeristy of Trieste where he has taught Modern German Literature since 1978. A scholar, translator, and writer, Magris’s numerous studies have promoted awarness in Italy of Central european culture and literature. Some of his works include: A Different Sea, Danube, La Storia non e’ Finita, Voices, and most recently, Blameless.
Regarded as Italy’s most important writers, Magris has been the recipient of many awards and accolades. Some include the the Erasmus Prize, The Strega Award, FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature.