FRANCESCA DURANTI is known as one of the most laconic of Italian writers. She was born in Genoa and studied in Rome and Pisa. Major awards include the Premio Bagutta, Premio Basilicata, Premio Hemingway, Premio Super-Campiello, Premio Rapallo (twice) and others. She splits her time between Lucca and New York. Photograph by Stefano Baroni.
Published works include the novels La Bambina, Piazza mia bella piazza, La casa sul lago della luna (The House on Moon Lake), Lieto Fine (Happy Ending), Effetti Personali (Personal Effects), Ultima Stesura, Progetto Burlamacchi, Sogni Mancini (Left handed dreams), Canaria, and Un anno senza canzoni.