Gianfranco Manfredi Author Bio

Author Overview
<div #4f81bd=1.0pt;= padding:0cm=0cm= 4.0pt=style=border-width: initial;=border-style:= none=solid;= border-color:=border-image:=><div #4f81bd=1.0pt;= padding:0cm=0cm= 4.0pt=style=border-width: initial;=border-style:= none=solid;= border-color:=border-image:=><p class=MsoTitleCxSpFirst 1pt;=>Born in Senigallia, Manfredi graduated in History of Philosophy at the University of Milan&nbsp;with a thesis on&nbsp; Jean Jacques Rousseau<br></p></div></div><p>He debuted as a singer-songwriter in 1972 with&nbsp;<em>La crisi</em>, an album filled with political and social themes.&nbsp;In 1973 he started working at the Italian Institute of History of Philosophy. Since 1974 he was also active as a songwriter for other artists, including Mia Martini, Mina, PFM, Wess&nbsp;&amp; Dori Ghezzi, Drupi, Heather Parisi, Donatello</p><p>Starting from the early 1980s Manfredi almost completely abandoned the music to focus on writing. He has then published over a dozen novels and short stories, collaborated in various roles to several films, TV-series and plays, and created several comic series.&nbsp;He is also active as a musical critic, and wrote essays on Adriano<a href= title=Adriano>&nbsp;</a>Celentano, Lucio Battisti,Enzo Janacci&nbsp;and other Italian music artists.</p><p>He lives with his wife Mirella in Italy. His first daughter Diana Manfredi&nbsp;is a film director.</p>