Tommaso lives and writes on an isolated hilltop surrounded by rocks, wind, woods and roe deer. Passionate about stories, sleight of hand, comics and games, he is a curious writer and, as such, tackles various genres, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, from adventures to thrillers. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Elisa was born in Milan and spent several years in London, which she considers as her literary homeland.
She studied Medieval History, but just when she was sure she wanted to become a librarian, she discovered children’s literature in 1988 and has never looked back.
An insatiable reader with a huge passion for theatre, she has worked for years as an editor, translator and writer.
She has published several novels featuring bright red-haired girls in whom we can all find something of ourselves, however little.
Manlio was born in Salerno in 1974. In 1997 he wrote and directed the multi-award-winning short film Indice di frequenza starring Alessandro Haber in the lead role.
For over twenty years he has been involved in organising the Giffoni Film Festival, and was deputy artistic director from 2007-2018.
Screenwriter and director of hundreds of videoclips, documentaries and short films.
He is involved in neuro-linguistic programming and audiovisual semiology.
From 2014-2018 he was artistic consultant and member of the Creative Committee at the DOHA FILM INSTITUTE (Qatar)
He made his narrative debut with the bestseller trilogy Petrademone (Mondadori 2018-2019), translated into various languages.
He co-authored Le belve (PIEMME 2020) with Guido Sgardoli.
Guido is one of the most famous Italian children’s book writers.
He writes for newspapers, cinema and television.
Author of over one hundred books, his stories have been translated into many languages and have won all the major literary prizes dedicated to writing for children, such as the Italian Andersen in 2009, 2015 and 2018, and the Strega Children’s Prize in 2019.
Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator.
In 2018, Red Stars, one of his internationally successful books, won In Other Words – BookTrust’s Book in Translation Award in London.
In 2017, he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang, the adventure he dreams of having lived as a child. Then, in 2018, he was a finalist at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany. In 2019, he won the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine in France and the Vlag and Wimpel in the Netherlands.
Giada grew up in the Cremona countryside, before moving to Milan to study foreign languages and literatures.
She won the second edition of Do You Have a Story?, where she met Gisella Laterza, her partner in Rhyme.
By day she manages Book on a Tree’s social media pages, while by night she writes with her cat, Nike. Pale. Allergic to garlic. Some people already have their suspicions...
Jacopo Olivieri, a versatile artist, started off as an illustrator and cartoonist.
He worked for years in the theatre as a costume designer and set designer.
He has published children’s books with the leading Italian publishing houses.
Lucia has a patient scientist by her side and a house full of books.
In addition to writing novels, she works in cinema and animation.
Andrea is a journalist who’s been dealing with environmental problems for thirty years.
Based on scientific studies, he invents books, games, educational workshops and summer camps to teach children to respect the Earth.
Olimpia is a translator, teacher and tour guide. She has written articles on the environment and mountains, scripts and theatrical performances and she is the author of the book “Viva via Italy” together with Paolo La Bu.
With Book on a Tree she is developing three new publishing projects.
Andrea works with all aspects of graphics, from food packaging to social campaigns.
His passion for illustration led him to join Book on a Tree.
In October 2018, the first two volumes of the series “The Fetid Four” (Piemme) were released; and he is currently working on a graphic novel and publishing projects due out in 2020. For the last four years, he has appeared every Wednesday in the pages of the La Stampa newspaper with a humorous cartoon.
Alessandro grew up in the hilly region of Monferrato before moving to Turin. There, he gained a degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, just in time to discover that the world didn’t need another philosopher. At this point, his friend Pierdomenico suggested he start writing children’s stories. Since then, Alessandro has written more than thirty books, published in numerous countries.
Andrea is scriptwriter, comics and children books writer. His books have been published by the main Italian publishing houses and translated in different languages included Chinese.
Andrea is a linguist studying the 20th century Italian literary avant-garde. He graduated in modern letters from Genova University, completed a PhD at Ferrara University and has published articles in academic journals. From 2005 to 2007, he edited the "Maltese Narrazioni" literary magazine in which he also published several short stories. After this, he taught Italian language, literature and civilisation at Monastir University in Tunisia. More recently, he has started writing children’s books.