Biography

Tim Parks

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England, in 1954, grew up in London, and has lived in Italy since 1980. His novels include EUROPA, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and he is the author of several nonfiction accounts of life in Italy, including ITALIAN NEIGHBORS and AN ITALIAN EDUCATION. During his years in Italy, Parks has translated works by Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, Alberto Moravia, and Machiavelli. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, for which he blogs.

Tim Parks

Books by Tim Parks

by Tim Parks - Nonfiction, Travel

In his first Italian travelogue in a decade, Tim Parks delivers a charming and funny portrait of Italian ways by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel of Italy. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians, Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. He also explores how trains helped build Italy and how their development reflects Italians’ sense of themselves.