Tiziano Fratus (1975) is a writer, poet, publisher and traveller. In the silence of the Californian forests, he developed the concept of Homo radix (“root man”), the practice of alberography and the discipline of dendrosophy, by which he lives today. His writing has been translated into many languages and is included in several international anthologies of poetry and prose. He is a columnist, makes botanical itinerariums and guides and is also an enthusiastic photographer. For his writing about nature, he received the Le Ghiande di CinemAmbiente Award.
Natural science is intertwined with philosophical and meditative insights, just like roots are. Similarly, the novel strays into the realms of an essay or poetry. The book reveals a deep human bond with the forest. In a world increasingly composed of noise and plastic, a walk through the forest is an invigorating, poetic and educational experience, while walking itself becomes a tool of observation, thinking and creating poems.