Tuesday, 18 August 2020 09:29

Elisa Puricelli Guerra

Elisa Puricelli has been working for years as an editor, translator and writer. She has published several novels with Salani, Solferino, Lapis, Einaudi Ragazzi, Rizzoli, Giunti and Il Battello a Vapore. Her books have been translated into several languages, including exotic ones such as Japanese and Indonesian. In 2013, she won the Bancarellino Prize with the long seller Cuori di carta, Einaudi Ragazzi. With Il segreto del pettirosso (Zelda: The Secret of the Red Robin), Salani, she was a finalist for the Orbil Prize and the Bancarellino Prize in 2021.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:45

Manlio Castagna

A screenwriter, director, writer and film critic, Manlio Castagna has also been involved in the artistic direction of the Giffoni Film Festival for more than 20 years. He made his debut in children’s fiction in 2018 with the bestselling Petrademone trilogy (Mondadori), translated into various languages. Since then, he has explored many different genres: from historical fantasy with La notte delle malombre (The Night of the Malombre) and Draconis Chronicon, to horror with Goodwill and Le Belve (The Beasts) and social noir with Barriera. La reincarnazione delle sorelle Klun (The Reincarnation of the Klun Sisters), Oscar Mondadori Vault, is his first book for adults.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:53

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.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 11:14

Davide Morosinotto

An author whose books have been translated into 25 languages, in Italy Davide Morosinotto won the Super Andersen Prize in 2017 with Il Rinomato Catalogo Walker&Dawn (The Pocket Watch Gang), Mondadori, and the Strega Children’s Prize 2021 with La Più Grande (The Greatest), Rizzoli, with which he also entered the IBBY Honour List 2021. A finalist at the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and winner of the Penzberger Urmel in Germany, he has also won the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine and the Grand Prix des Lecteurs du Journal de Mickey in France, the Vlag en Wimpel and the Zilveren Griffel in Holland, the KJV in Flanders, the Protagonista Jove prize in Catalonia and he was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2022 in the United Kingdom.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:52

Giada Pavesi


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...

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 10:01

Jacopo Olivieri

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.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 10:08

Lucia Vaccarino

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.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:04

Olimpia Medici

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.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:07

Andrea Dalla Fontana

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.

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