Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:36

Christian Antonini

Christian is an author, journalist, translator and videogame creator. He lives in the Valassina mountains with his family, five cats, a dog and the characters of his novels. In 2016, he published The Berlin Offside which was a finalist for the Bancarellino Children's Prize and won Il Gigante della Langhe in 2017. In 2018, the rights of the same book were optioned for a TV series.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:50

Christian Hill

Christian Hill is an author and screenwriter. He has written many children’s stories including Il Ladro dei Ceili (The Sky Thief), Rizzoli, winner of the Cento Children’s Literature Prize in 2019, and Olga, una Storia di Pace in Tempo di Guerra (Olga, A Story of Peace in Wartime), Rizzoli, which entered the Italian IBBY Honour List in 2023. His works have been translated into several languages, some of which he can recognise and some of which he can’t. He loves music, role-playing games and his armchair.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:03

Daniele Nicastro

Daniele lives in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, where he writes everything from novels to cards and messages in bottles. He began telling stories as a boy, whenever he came home late. His debut novel Grande won the Legenda Junior Prize and was shortlisted for the Bancarellino Prize 2018.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:16

Eduardo Jáuregui

Eduardo Jauregui is a Spanish psychologist who specialises in humour, play, laughter, mindfulness and well-being in general. His books, for adults and young people, have been translated into 20 languages. When he grows up, he wants to be a Jedi.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:31

Giuseppe Festa

Giuseppe Festa has a degree in Natural Sciences and is involved in environmental education. He’s published several novels, including La luna è dei lupi (The Moon Belongs to the Wolves), Salani; Cento passi per volare (A Hundred Steps to Freedom), Salani; I figli del bosco (The Children of the Forest), Garzanti; and Una trappola d’aria (An Air Trap), Longanesi. He won the 2021 Rodari Prize, the 2022 Bancarellino Prize and the prestigious Kadaitosho Prize in Japan. He is the founder and singer of the band Lingalad, with which he plays concerts in Italy and abroad. Protagonist and screenwriter of the award-winning documentary film Oltre la Frontiera, he’s also the author of nature reports broadcast by Rai. He has written articles and reports for National Geographic, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:44

Mariapaola Pesce

Mariapaola Pesce is an author and coach. She has published picture books, novels and comic biographies for children which have been translated in various countries around the world.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:56

Pierdomenico Baccalario

PierDomenico Baccalario has been writing children’s novels since 1997, when he won the Il Battello a Vapore literary prize with La strada del guerriero (The Way of the Warrior) using his neighbour’s name. Since then, his bestsellers have been written under as many pseudonyms (Ulysses Moore, Irene Adler). We’re not sure whether his name is written attached or detached.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 16:07

Sarah Rossi

Sarah is an editor and children’s book author. She has worked passionately in the children’s literature world for more than a decade, for all the most important publishers around. She lives in the woods surrounded by winds, deer and books.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 16:21

Alice Piaggio

An illustrator from Genoa, for some years Alice Piaggio has been living in Ticino, Switzerland, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, green meadows and chestnut woods. Selected in 2021 among the 20 most promising young Italian illustrators by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and exhibited in the “Eccellenze Italiane - La nuova generazione degli illustratori italiani per ragazzi” exhibition, she collaborates with Italian and foreign magazines and publishing houses.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 16:30

Marianna Balducci

An illustrator from Rimini, Marianna Balducci has a degree in fashion and works on advertising and publishing projects for children. She likes to experiment with combinations of traditional and digital tools, combining drawing and photography in particular. With her photo-illustrated books she has received the Nati Per Leggere prize (2018) and the Andersen prize (2021). For ten years, she has accompanied her drawing with a visual communication seminar for the fashion department at Rimini (Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna). She holds workshops in collaboration with academies and training institutions in the field of illustration.


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