Alessandro Davenia

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2, 1977
Palermo, Italy
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2, 1977 (age 42)
Palermo, Italy


Italian novelist and screenwriter who has published nearly a dozen books, but is best known for his novel White As Milk, Red As Blood. He wrote the screen adaptation of the same name, released in 2013.  As of January 2018, he writes a weekly column for historic Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera called Beds To Be Redone. 

Before Fame

He graduated in classical letters from Sapienza University in Rome. He received his PHD in 2004. In 2006 he completed his master's degree in film at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. 


He teaches letters at the San Carlo College in Milan. 

Family Life

His parents are Joseph and Rita D'Avenia. He is the third of six children. 

Associated With

Aurora Ruffino and Gaia Weiss starred in the film adaptation of White As Milk, Red As Blood. 

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