Guido Mina di Sospiro belongs to an ancient Italian aristocratic family and was raised in Milan in a multilingual home. Since the 1980s he has been living in the United States, first in Los Angeles, then in Miami, currently near Washington, D.C. He was educated at the University of Pavia, and later at the USC School of Cinema-Television, now known as the School of Cinematic Arts, at The University of Southern California.
Mina di Sospiro is an award-winning, internationally published novelist and author of narrative nonfiction. His books are published around the world, and he also contributes essays to several web-magazines.