Alessandro Baricco is one of Italy's most versatile contemporary writers and public intellectuals. Known first for his bestselling novels Land of Glass (1991 Italy's Prix Medicis and Campiello Prize winner), Ocean Sea (1993) and Silk (1996, translated into 16 languages), Baricco has also had a prolific career as television host of cultural programs, as a playwright, and essayist. His fourth non-fiction book (2006) tackled the relationship between writing and the digital cultural revolution. In his latest book The Game (2018), Baricco has returned to this topic enlarging his perspective to the impact of the digital revolution on humanist thought and culture at large. The book represents an intellectual preface to the principles that Baricco has applied to the Academy program of the Holden School of Contemporary Humanities that he founded in 1994 in Turin (Italy).