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Paolo Cognetti
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Paolo Cognetti

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Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin 6,000 feet up in the Italian Alps. His international bestseller, The Eight Mountains, is published in 38 countries, and won both Italy’s Premio Strega and the French Prix Médicis étranger. Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Himalayan Journey is his most recent book.

Books by Paolo Cognetti

The Eight Mountains

The international sensation about two young Italian boys from different backgrounds who meet in the mountains every summer, and the men they grow to become

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Without Ever Reaching the Summit

International bestseller Paolo Cognetti, author of The Eight Mountains, on the quiet joys of not racing straight to the snowy peak

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