Nadia Terranova (1978), born in Messina, Southern Italy, lives in Rome. She made her debut in children's literature with Caro diario ti scrivo (Sonda, 2011) written with Patrizia Rinaldi, a story about twelve years old kids who become famous writers - from Anna Maria Ortese to Jane Austen. The book has obtained a reference in the Elsa Morante Boys Prize. Among her publications, Bruno and Il bambino che imparò a volare (Orecchio Acerbo 2012, illustrated by Ofra Amit) winner of the Napoli Prize and the Laura Orvieto Prize. Nadia Terranova collaborated with IL magazine and pagina99 and currently collaborates with several Italian newspapers. Gli anni al contrario (Einaudi Stile Libero, 2015) is her first novel, winner for Fiction of The Bridge Book Award 2016 and Bagutta Opera Prima 2016. The second novel Addio Fantasmi, published by Einaudi Stile Libero, was finalist at Premio Strega in 2018.