After graduating in Philosophy from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Antonio Scurati studied at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and obtainted a doctorate in Text theory and analysis from the Università di Bergamo. As a Professor in the same university he coordinated the Centro studi sui linguaggi della guerra e della violenza and taught Theories and techniques of TV language. In 2005 he became a researcher in Cinema, Photography and Television and in 2008 he moved to Milan IULM University, where he is now Associate Professor and works for the Laboratorio di Scrittura Creativa and the Laboratorio di Oralità e Retorica. In 2003 he published the essay Guerra. Narrazioni e culture nella tradizione occidentale, shortlisted for the Viareggio Prize. His novel Il sopravvissuto (Bompiani, 2005) won (ex æquo with Pino Roveredo) the 43° Campiello Prize and the Premio Nazionale Letterario Pisa per la Narrativa. In 2006 the new edition of his first novel, Il rumore sordo della battaglia, was published along with the essay La letteratura dell’inesperienza. Scrivere romanzi al tempo della televisione: an analysis of media, Dadaism, Literature and Humanism. He collaborates with Internazionale and La Stampa. In 2007 Una storia romantica is published. In the same year he realized La stagione dell'amore, a docufilm about love in contemporary Italy, linked with the 1965 enquiry by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Comizi d'amore. Two years later he wrote Il bambino che sognava la fine del mondo, a novel which mixes facts and fiction, setting off from the crime news and politics in order to mercilessly describe the hunger for tragedies mass media have. In 2010 he published Gli anni che non stiamo vivendo. Il tempo della cronaca, a collection of articles about the most importat contemporary news and events. In the same year he faces the same topics in his column “Lettere dal nord” for the TV programme Parla con me. In 2015 Bompiani published Il tempo migliore della nostra vita, a work between novel and biography, dedicated to the life of Leone Ginzburg, which obtained the Selezione Campiello Prize and the Viareggio Prize. In september 2018 he published M. Il figlio del secolo, first part of a trilogy about Benito Mussolini which aims to narrate Italian history from March 23th 1919 (the day of the foundation of the Fasci di combattimento) to 1945. M ends with the speech given by Mussolini on January 3rd 1925 at the Camera dei deputati, the official birth of Fascist dictatorship following the political crisis created by Giacomo Matteotti's murder. Some historical inaccurancies in the first edition of the novel were pointed out by Ernesto Galli della Loggia on Il Corriere della Sera, to whom the author replied on the same newspaper arguing that our current times need “a cooperation between the art of fiction and science rigour”. In the night between July 4th and 5th M won the Strega Prize. In September 2019 Scurati starts his cooperation with Il Corriere della Sera: the first article, about euthanasy, appears on September 28th.