Fabio Geda was born in Turin in 1972. A successful Italian novelist, he also writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers, and teaches creative writing in Scuola Holden, Turin. His first novel, Per il resto del viaggio ho sparato agli indiani, was published in 2007 in Italy, France and Romania, and won the Best Debut Award for Literary Via Po Torino. He released his second novel, L’esatta sequenza dei gesti, in 2008.
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles is Geda’s first book to be translated into English. It is based on his relationship with Enaiatollah Akbari, whom he looked after upon the young boy’s arrival in Turin.