Raffaele Izzo, 45, is a high school literature teacher. He wrote a detective novel, "Rorschach", published by Altromondo publishing. As a literary critic he collaborates with various magazines including "L'indice dei libri del mese" [Book index of the month], "Fumo di china" [Indian ink smoke], "Thriller cafè" and "Andromeda". He runs a Facebook group, "Aleph rivista di cultura contemporanea" [Aleph, magazine of contemporary culture]. He edits and translates English texts. He paints abstract paintings in acrylic and digital.