Federico Meda was born in Milan in 1981 and as a child dreamed of opening a stationery shop, then of participating in the Olympics, and finally of being a sports journalist. On the first two he is still working, with the third he has been more successful, especially following rugby, soccer and cycling. For Absolutely Free he wrote Una finta a destra, una a sinistra, biography of Paolo Rosi, for Ediciclo editore Berlin-Copenaghen in bicicletta and Il Muro di Berlino, istruzioni per l'uso, for Bolis Vito Liverani. La mia vita in pugno. Settant’anni di fotogiornalismo sportivo.