Matteo Strukul is an Italian author of pulp-crime fiction. His first critically acclaimed novel The Ballad of Mila was shortlisted in his native Italy for the Premio Scerbanenco / La Stampa and won the Premio Speciale Valpolicella.
The Ballad of Mila is the first in an on-going series focused on a female character, the Italian Bounty Hunter Mila Zago, a.k.a. Red Dread.
Matteo Strukul is also a well-known graphic novel writer. Together with international artist Alessandro Vitti (MARVEL and DC), he created Red Dread, a comic book series with Mila Zago as protagonist.
The series is published by Italian independent label Lateral Publish and was awarded the Premio Leone di Narnia as “Best Italian comic book series of the year”.
Creator and founder of Italian literary fiction movement, Sugarpulp, Matteo is also the artistic director of the Sugarpulp Convention – an international event focused on crime and popular fiction – as well as being line editor of Revolver, a crime fiction imprint of Edizioni BD.
When you read Matteo Strukul, wear something washable. The action is non-stop, and the blood flies off the page.
Matteo Strukul has a brilliant style and a rare imagination. I heartily welcome him
to the God-cursed and Devil-blessed brotherhood of mad novelists!
Matteo Strukul is one of the most important new voices in Italian crime fiction and must be read.