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Guido Mina di Sospiro is an
award-winning, internationally published novelist born in Argentina, and
raised in Italy. He belongs to an ancient aristocratic Italian family, and grew up in Milan in a multilingual home.

He
trained as a classical guitarist and studied orchestration with the
Swiss conductor Antoine-Pierre de Bavier, who had been Wilhelm
Furtwängler's favorite pupil. The Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa, who
wrote the soundtracks of "Ben-Hur, " "El Cid, " "Double Indemnity, " etc., and won three Academy Awards, used to spend his summers across from the
Mina di Sospiro's seaside home in Italy. Then in his seventies, he took
young Guido under his wing and acquainted him with the University of
Southern California, where he and Arnold Schönberg had taught
composition.

At
twenty, after attending the University of Pavia and making a feature
film that premiered at the National Cinémathèque in Milan, Mina di
Sospiro left Italy to attend USC School of Cinema-Television. Among his
mentors were Ernest Lehman, Hitchcock's favorite screenwriter and, later
on
, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson, the celebrated English editor and
publisher, who launched among others William Boyd, Peter Ackroyd and
Paul Theroux.

Mina
di Sospiro's novel "The Story of Yew" (the memoirs of an age-old tree), published in the UK, is permanently featured on the Encyclopaedia
Britannica, and has been translated into many languages, as has "From
the River"
, the memoirs of a mighty river. Both books have met with
critical acclaim.

Mina
di Sospiro currently lives in the DC area with his wife and their three
sons, and travels often to Europe and elsewhere so as to promote the
various editions of his books.

He has recently completed the novel "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UPDB68/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007UPDB68&linkCode=as2&tag=disinformation&quot; title="The Forbidden Book">The Forbidden Book</a>, " co-authored with Joscelyn Godwin, the noted scholar of western esoteric tradition.

Guido Mina di Sospiro is an
award-winning, internationally published novelist born in Argentina, and
raised in Italy. He belongs to an ancient aristocratic Italian family, and grew up in Milan in a multilingual home.

He
trained as a classical guitarist and studied orchestration with the
Swiss conductor Antoine-Pierre de Bavier, who had been Wilhelm
Furtwängler's favorite pupil. The Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa, who
wrote the soundtracks of "Ben-Hur, " "El Cid, " "Double Indemnity, " etc., and won three Academy Awards, used to spend his summers across from the
Mina di Sospiro's seaside home in Italy. Then in his seventies, he took
young Guido under his wing and acquainted him with the University of
Southern California, where he and Arnold Schönberg had taught
composition.

At
twenty, after attending the University of Pavia and making a feature
film that premiered at the National Cinémathèque in Milan, Mina di
Sospiro left Italy to attend USC School of Cinema-Television. Among his
mentors were Ernest Lehman, Hitchcock's favorite screenwriter and, later
on
, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson, the celebrated English editor and
publisher, who launched among others William Boyd, Peter Ackroyd and
Paul Theroux.

Mina
di Sospiro's novel "The Story of Yew" (the memoirs of an age-old tree), published in the UK, is permanently featured on the Encyclopaedia
Britannica, and has been translated into many languages, as has "From
the River"
, the memoirs of a mighty river. Both books have met with
critical acclaim.

Mina
di Sospiro currently lives in the DC area with his wife and their three
sons, and travels often to Europe and elsewhere so as to promote the
various editions of his books.

He has recently completed the novel "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UPDB68/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007UPDB68&linkCode=as2&tag=disinformation&quot; title="The Forbidden Book">The Forbidden Book</a>, " co-authored with Joscelyn Godwin, the noted scholar of western esoteric tradition.