Giulia Caminito

Portrait Giulia Caminito

Giulia Caminito was born in Rome in 1988 and grew up in Anguillara Sabazia on Lago di Bracciano. She studied political philosophy and made her debut in 2016 with the novel »La grande A« [tr: The Big A], which is loosely based on Caminito’s own family history and takes place during the Italian colonial period. […]

Wanda Marasco

Portrait Wanda Marasco

Wanda Marasco was born in Naples in 1953. She studied philosophy and took courses in directing at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico in Rome. After publishing her first poetry collection »Gli strumenti scordati« (tr: Out of tune Instruments) in 1977, she was celebrated as an interesting new voice in Italian poetry and received […]

Vincenzo Consolo

Vincenzo Consolo was born in Sant’Agata di Militello, near Messina, Sicily, in 1933. At the age of thirty, he published his first novel and achieved recognition as an author. In addition to novels, he has also written short stories, poems and travelogues. Today, Consolo is one of the most wellknown writers in Italy. In his […]

Vanni Bianconi

Portrait Vanni Bianconi

born in 1977 in Locarno, is a poet as well as founder and artistic director of Babel, a festival for literature and translation in Bellinzona, Switzerland. His poems have been translated into a dozen languages and published in book form, magazines and anthologies. He was awarded the Schiller Prize for his first volume of poetry […]

Valeria Parrella

Portrait Valeria Parrella

Valeria Parrella was born in 1974 in Torre del Greco. After studying languages at the University of Naples and going on to obtain a PhD in linguistics from that same institution, she specialized in sign language interpreting until difficult labor market conditions resulted in her becoming unemployed. She then started working in a large book […]

Valerio Magrelli

Valerio Magrelli was born in 1957 in Rome, Italy, where he earned a degree in philosophy. After gaining his doctorate in French literature, he shared his extensive expertise in the language and literature of France as a lecturer at the University of Pisa. He is currently a professor in this field at the University of […]

Tim Parks

Portrait Tim Parks

Tim Parks was born in Manchester in 1954, grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, teaching literary translation at the University of Milan. Parks has published over fifteen novels, numerous essays, short stories and academic texts. His first novel, »Tongues […]

Stefano Ricci

Stefano Ricci, born in 1966 in Bologna, lives and works as an artist and university lecturer in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Italy. In the middle of the nineties, Ricci set up the comic magazine »Edition Mano« with Giovanna Anceschi and offered his services to the associated gallery. Since 1985, Ricci has produced drawings, paintings, illustrations, […]

Stefano Benni

Portrait Stefano Benni

Stefano Benni, one of the most well-known Italian authors of political satire, was born in Bologna in 1947. He is not only a novelist, dramatist and poet but also a journalist and director. Since his literary breakthrough with the science fiction novel “Terra!” in 1983, he has joined the ranks of Italy’s best-selling authors. He […]

Stefano Raspini

was born in 1960 in Reggio Emilia to destroy those in power. As an anarchic individualist he recognizes the “papi” popes Silvio, Joseph and Karol as the targets of his pyrotechnical existence. For many years he has been shouting his text »Silvio!!!« in order to destroy Berlusconi. But the money of the hoary premier will […]

Sergio Garau

Sergio Garau comes from Sardinia, but studied in Torino, where he started writing for the performance group »Sparajurij Lab«. They took part in many poetry slams all over Italy, such as in the BIG Torino 2002, the first International Slam in Italy at the Biennale for young artists. In 2007 Sergio Garau also took part […]

Sara Colaone

Portrait Sara Colaone

Sara Colaone was born in 1970 in Pordenone, Italy, Colaone teaches cartoon drawing and illustration at Bologna’s academy of fine arts and works as an animator, comic strip author, and illustrator. She made her debut as an illustrator in 1998 with the graphic novel »Pranzo di famiglia« (tr: Family Meal), written by Francesco Satta. Six […]