Ian Thomson was one of the last to interview Primo Levi, and the first to journey in his tracks as a biographer. He is an expert on Italian literature and has translated the Sicilian crime writer and essayist Leonardo Sciascia into English. Thomson is the author of two prize-winning works of reportage, Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti and The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica. He edited Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, while his book Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Journey Without End was published in 2018. He is the recipient of the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and the W. H. Heinemann Award. He lives in London.