Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In addition to his own prize-winning titles, he has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess and Gianni Rodari. Carlo Collodi was the pen name if Carlo Lorenzini who was born in Florence in 1826. The son of a cook and a servant, he began his writing career as a journalist before turning to children's stories. He died in 1890, unaware of the international success that his creation Pinocchio would eventually enjoy. Geoffrey Brock is the prizewinning translator of works by Cesare Pavese, Umberto Eco, Roberto Calasso, and others. He teaches creative writing and translation at the University of Arkansas.