Jordan Lancaster is a travel writer and literary translator with a special interest in Italy. She is the author of the acclaimed cultural history of Naples, In the Shadow of Vesuvius (London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 2005; 2008) and has translated the award winning Italian best seller My Brother Is An Only Child (London: Revolver, 2008 & Il fasciocommunista by Antonio Pennacchi), now a major motion picture.