born in Matera in 1985, earned her teaching certificate before studying Anthropology in Rome in 2004. She has published numerous narratives and articles in newspapers, magazines and online. In 2009, she published her first collection of prose »Non dire madre«, which received overwhelmingly positive reactions from critics. The Rizzoli publishing house is planning to release her début novel in 2011. Albanese currently lives in Rome with her husband and son.
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