I have been living and working in Italy’s Northern part, called Monferrato, an Unesco world heritage site, where I was born.

As a child, I was a passionate reader. Fairy tales, stories for children, the first novels: I was enchanted. I dreamt of spending my life among books. When I was a teenager, I started writing my own stories but I was’nt satisfied. It was really hard!

I was fashinated by the way the stories worked and I decided to study it. I graduated in Italian Literature from the University of Genoa and then obtained a PhD in Literary Sciences from the University of Pavia.

After my degree, I finally tried to write my first novel, L’amante di città. It is a detective story set in the Monferrato hills, published by Fratelli Frilli in 2017. From that moment, I have never stopped writing stories.

Besides my writing activities I still teach in secondary school my two favorite subjects: Italian Literature and History. I teach also creative writing at Officina Letteraria and Bottega di storie e di parole.


Destino (Rizzoli, 2018)

La figlia sbagliata (Frassinelli 2015) – longlisted for Strega Prize; Lucca’s Premio dei Lettori

Tutta questa vita (Piemme, 2013)

  • soon German edition

La masnà (Piemme, 2012)

L’amante di città (Fratelli Frilli, 2007)



Respira con me (Pelledoca, 2019) – shorlisted for Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi – foreign rights: please contact Anna Becchi


Please contact Agenzia Grandi & Associati