Antonio Manzini, who was born in 1964 in Rome, is an actor, screenwriter, director, and author. He studied under Andrea Camilleri at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and made his debut in fiction with a short story he co-wrote with Niccolo Ammaniti. He is the author of five murder mysteries featuring Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone, a cop who thinks outside the box and disrespects both his superiors and police department regulations. Manzini lives in Italy.
Praise for the Rocco Schiavone Mysteries:
'At last a detective who's not haunted by personal demons or soaked in booze - but who glories in his job of solving crimes. He would not be out of place in a James Ellroy masterpiece. The tale is deftly told with sharp, cynical dialogue. Let's hear more of Schiavone' Daily Mail
'An Italian detective to rival Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano' GQ
'An arresting murder mystery' Monocle
'Diamond-hard crime writing ... this is lacerating stuff' Barry Forshaw, Financial Times