My Prize from “Il Paese delle Donne”!

It was sad for me to miss the award ceremony of my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" by Il Paese delle Donne. Luckily my wonderful publisher Luigi Lorusso Editore was there so I could watch it on video!

Thank you Il Paese delle Donne and Luigi Lorusso ❤

“Il Paese delle Donne” awards “Michelina Di Cesare, briganta”!

I am deeply grateful to the jury of the historic literary prize for female writers "Il Paese delle Donne" who have – in their twenty-fourth edition – awarded my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" published by Lorusso Editore with an Honorable Mention in the Fiction section. It is a prestigious recognition that honors me and makes me happy because it helps to spread the story of this special woman. Thank you to "Il Paese delle donne"!


An annual grant from the Swedish Authors’ Fund!

I am surprised and moved that the Commission for the Sveriges Författarfond (Swedish Writers’ Fund) has judged me worthy of an annual literature fund! My new novel “Klara” will be ready in both Italian and Swedish this autumn!

Public Financing for the Translation of my New Novel “Klara”!

What a surprise! Who would have imagined that my new novel “Klara” would be selected by the jury of the writers’ guild Författarcentrum Väst to be among the donees of the fund allocated by the Region of Västra Götaland to writers in foreign languages? I am extremely thrilled that the accomplished translator Helena Monti is going to translate − from Italian to Swedish − some ten pages of “Klara” next year, which I will use to find a local publisher in Sweden!

Online Facebook presentation of my novel “To Die Free”!

Supernice presentation of my novel!! Any of you that understands Italian is most welcome to watch 😉 ❤

My novel is out!

Here’s the cover of my new novel “To die Free”, that comes out in Italy today!
The English version is almost ready so my agent will try and place it with a publisher… stay tuned!

New review about “To Die Free”!

I know it makes little sense to post a review in Italian in this site, but I could not resist the tempation of at least show the incredible beauty of this image that was painted by the same person who wrote this piece: Eliana Como.
Her review was recently published by the web paper Popoff quotidiano.

I am speechless because she really understood what I meant with Michelina Di Cesare and why she is so important to me.

And this picture really reveals it!

Interviewed by Vatican Radio

A couple of shots taken during my interview about my novel “Di morire libera” [“To Die Free”] at Radio Vaticana with Rosario Tronnolone, in the company of Meg Mason and Mara Miceli.

Presentation of my novel “Di morire libera” in Naples

A lot is happening around my novel “Di morire libera” (“To Die Free“) as I had a presentation of the book in the amazing location of Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, with a full house and a very interesting panel! I feel blessed and proud, as the city mayor Mr. de Magistris granted the city patronage!

Many articles have been published about this event, and there is also a nice TV interview with me 🙂

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