Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin 6,000 feet up in the Italian Alps. His international bestseller, The Eight Mountains, is published in 38 countries, and won both Italy's Premio Strega and the French Prix Medicis etranger. Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Himalayan Journey is his most recent book.
A masterclass in high-altitude atmosphere, a sharp portrait of a community and a touching romance, all condensed into 200 pages... [and] elegantly translated by Stash Luczkiw * Financial Times * A beautiful meditation on nature, love, and renewal. * Publishers Weekly * A novel of pure love - love for nature, love for people, just simply love - that lifts the soul and the heart. * Les Echos * An enchanting ode to nature that explores the fissures and cracks of human relationships and second chances in life with an immense, luminous power. * La Repubblica *