Dr. Florian Mussgnug is Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature at University College London. Educated at the Universities of Oxford (BA, MSt) and Pisa (PhD), he has been Visiting Lecturer at Oxford and Visiting Professor at the University of Rome. He has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century literature in German, Italian and English, including The Eloquence of Ghosts (2010, winner of the 2012 Edinburgh Gadda Prize) and The Good Place: Comparative Perspectives on Utopia (2014, with Matthew Reza). He is currently writing a book about apocalypse fiction, parental responsibility and global existential risk.
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