Photo credit: Corrado Lorenzo Vasquez.

Viola Di Grado

Photo credit: Corrado Lorenzo Vasquez.

Viola Di Grado

Viola Di Grado is an Italian novelist whose critically acclaimed books are published in 15 countries. Born in 1987 in Sicily, she earned an MA in East Asian philosophies at the University of London, where she lives. Acclaimed by Garzanti dictionary as “one of the most representative writers of the decade”, she was the youngest writer to be awarded the prestigious Campiello Opera Prima Award. She is also a contributor for many Italian newspapers and a literary translator: she has translated, among others, works by Patricia Highsmith, Anne Boyer, Joyce Carol Oates.

Viola Di Grado’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto.

Viola Di Grado is published by Bloomsbury

Photo credit: Corrado Lorenzo Vasquez.

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Blue Hunger by Viola Di Grado, 2023

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