Roberto Perrone (1957 - 2023) was born in Rapallo and has lived in Milan for many years. He wrote about sports, food and travel for Corriere della Sera.
He wrote the following novels: Zamora (2003), La lunga (2007), Averti trovato ora (2008), La ballata dell’amore salato (2009), Occhi negli occhi (2011), La cucina degli amori impossibili (2013), Manuale del viaggiatore goloso (2015), La seconda vita di Annibale Canessa (2017), L'estate degli inganni (2018), L'ultima volontà (2019). He was also the author of Numero 1 (2008), the biography of Gigi Buffon, former goalkeeper and captain of the Italian national football team. His most recent novel is Un odore di Toscano (2022, Premio Iolanda).