Francesca Melandri was born in Rome in 1964. After a long and successful screenwriting career her literary debut was in 2010 with Eva Sleeps, a critically acclaimed bestseller translated in most European languages and now published in English by Europa Editions. Her second novel Higher Than The Sea (2012) confirmed her standing among readers and literary critics. Both novels have been awarded several important prizes, both in Italy and Europe. She is also a documentary filmmaker and has two children.

Supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Events Francesca Melandri was involved in

  • Writers & Company @ IFOA

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Eleanor Wachtel explores the claims of history on contemporary lives in the work of Christopher Kloeble and Francesca Melandri.


  • EUNIC: Writing History, Telling Stories

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    Contemporary European novelists Christopher Kloeble, Lola Lafon, and Francesca Melandri talk of lives lived in the 20th century.