Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:09

Azzurra D'Agostino

Azzura D'Agostino has published various poetry collections, receiving numerous prizes and mentions, including the 2014 Carducci Award. Since 2005 she's written for the theatre and runs writing and poetry workshops for adults and children. In addition to poetry books, she has published numerous illustrated books with Fatatrac and Electa Kids. The Garden of Wishes is her imaginative and poetic debut in children's fiction.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:19

Carlotta Cubeddu

Carlotta is a former boxer, a bit of a petrol head and a fanatic for technology. She also has a degree in Education Sciences. For years she edited books for primary schools and she founded the Scioglilibro Association to promote a love of reading. She loves drawing animals with biro pens, especially at meetings. Cartoons, meatballs, mashed potatoes and stories about big ideals are some of her favourite things.

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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 was born in Milan to an Italian mother and German father. He studied aeronautical engineering and has worked in role-playing games, journalism, IT and photography. He lives in Milan with his wife, two daughters and dog. Parachute jumping is not something he’s ever contemplated as he’s afraid of heights.

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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 is one of the world’s leading experts on the topics of laughter, play and sense of humour. His consultancy Serious Fun Training specialises in the application of positive emotions in the workplace. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books published in different countries.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:31

Giuseppe Festa

Giuseppe has a degree in Natural Sciences and works in the environmental education field. His great passions in life are writing, music and the outdoors. Founder and singer of the Lingalad folk music group, he has also written a number of nature reports for Italian broadcaster RAI, and starred in the award-winning documentary Oltre la Frontiera. His novels have been widely translated.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:44

Mariapaola Pesce

Born in Genova in 1965. Bookseller by family inheritance, then company trainer and executive coach for a telecommunications multinational. At the moment she is in charge of writing and training. To her credit, the book Il bello dello sport (Giunti - Educational Projects), and several collaborations with Slowfood and the magazine Lg Argomenti. Her first illustrated children's album Si j’étais une souris was published with Grasset in 2018.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:56

Pierdomenico Baccalario

Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.

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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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