Stefania Bertola alternates her work as a writer with that of a screenwriter and translator. Born in San Mauro Torinese, she gained extensive experience in publishing, translating works by Ian MacEwan and Philip Roth, among many others. A television and radio presented, she created the programmes "Titanic(a)" (with Luciana Littizzetto) and "Clic" (with Michele Mauro) for Rai Radio 2. Her work with Radio DeeJay led to the creation of the show "La Bomba". As a television screenwriter, she worked on the series "I Cesaroni" and "Elisa di Rivombrosa". In 2000, her short film "Jingle bells" won four out of the five prizes at the 'Cinema in Diretta' contest in St-Vincent. In 2005, together with Michele Di Mauro, she wrote the theatre piece "Othello, per morire in un tuo bacio", a musical tragedy for two actors. Her narrative work is representative of a romance genre that mixes sentiment and comedy, with a look towards English-language literature. She made her debut in 1989 with the novel "Luna di Luxor". This was followed by "Se mi lasci fa male", "Ne parliamo a cena", "Aspirapolvere di stelle", "Biscotti e sospetti", "A neve ferma", "La soavissima discordia dell'amore", "Romanzo rosa", "Ragazze mancine" and the gardening diary "Il giardino di guerriglia". In 2010, she published the short story collection "Il primo miracolo di George Harrison"; in 2016, she released her first children's novel, "Solo Flora", followed in 2017 by her personal version of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".
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