Michela Murgia was born in Cabras in 1972. In 2006 she published her first book, Il mondo deve sapere, originally meant as a blog, in which she employed a satirical style to describe the tough working life of telesales operators. The work has been adapted for the stage into the eponymous play by David Emmer and inspired the screenplay for the Italian movie Tutta la vita davanti by Paolo Virzì, attracting the public's attention to an important social issue which up until then had been largely ignored. In 2009 her novel Accabadora established her as one of the most important authors of the new generation of Italian writers. After publishing Ave Mary, L'incontro, the collective diary Presente, written with Andrea Bajani, Paolo Nori and Giorgio Vasta, and «L'ho uccisa perché l'amavo». Falso!, in 2014 she was amongst the authors of the anthology Sei per la Sardegna. A passionate columnist, she writes for various newspapers and presents interesting debates on her website.
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