Wu Ming is a pseudonym for a group of Italian authors formed in 2000 from a subset of the Luther Blissett community in Bologna. In their pre–Wu Ming days, the group wrote the novel Q. Unlike the open name "Luther Blissett," "Wu Ming" stands for a defined group of writers active in literature and popular culture. The band authored several novels, some of which have been translated in many countries. Their books are seen as part of a body of literary works (the "nebula," as it is frequently called in Italy) described as the New Italian Epic, a phrase that was proposed by Wu Ming themselves.