Aher Arop Bol
Aher Arop Bol was born in a Dinka village in the Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan. The journey described in The Lost Boy is the author’s own. Bol now lives in Pretoria. He runs a spaza shop which enables him to pay his UNISA fees (he is studying law) and maintain his two brothers, with whom he has been reunited, at a boarding school in Uganda.
The rights for translation for the Italian edition of The Lost Boy was sold to well-known Italian publisher El Piemme after a vigorous bidding process. El Piemme is part of the Mondadori Group which have published bestsellers such as The Kite Runner and Michael Connelly’s books in Italian.