Tuesday, 18 August 2020 09:29

Elisa Puricelli Guerra

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.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:45

Manlio Castagna

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.


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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

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.

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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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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 10:15

Andrea Vico

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.

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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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