Mark Rotella is the author of Amore: The Story of Italian American Song and Stolen Figs and Other Adventures in Calabria and wrote the introduction to the classic Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Washington Post,Village Voice, Saveur and American Heritage, among others.

A senior editor at Publishers Weekly, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their two children.