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Tim Parks is a British author, translator and essayist. He has written 14 novels, the latest of which is In Extremis (2017), and has translated works by Italo Calvino, Niccolò Machiavelli and Giacomo Leopardi, among others. His nonfiction books include Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness (2018) and Dialogues on Consciousness (2020), co-authored with Riccardo Manzotti. He lives in Milan, Italy.