Renato Miracco is a curator and critic who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for Cultural Achievements in 2018. He served as Cultural Attaché for the Italian Embassy in Washington from 2010 to 2018 and as advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Miracco has curated major exhibitions with Tate Modern in London, with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and with London’s Estorick Collection. His passion for Wilde dates from the early 1980s when he wrote his first essay on Wilde’s stays in Italy entitled Verso il sole. Cronaca del soggiorno napoletano (Colonnese, 1981). Miracco’s new book on Wilde is based on new materials that he found during the last few years.