Fausto Luciano Panicacci was born in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo. He has lived in Cambridge (England) and completed his PhD in Legal Sciences at the University of Minho (Portugal), in addition to having a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (Largo São Francisco – USP) and having taught classes at the GV/Law from FGV/SP. His passion for art and literature led him to study Photography, Film History and Art History. A member of the Academy of Letters of São João da Boa Vista, he is a prosecutor, photographer and writer, with the novels standing out among his literary works. The island and the mirror and The silence of the books, which reached bestseller lists in Spain and Brazil.