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 Cubeddu is an Italian writer and educator. Passionate about popularisation and novels, she manages to combine both her passions. As a reading facilitator and author of the book Penso, Parlo, Posto (To Post or Not to Post), Il Castoro, translated into Russian and Spanish, she also dedicates part of her time to training teachers and parents, sharing her experience with them.

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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 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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