Edgarda Ferri lives and works in Milan. A writer, essayist and journalist, she made he debut in 1982 with the novel Dov'era il padre. In 1988, with Con Il perdono e la memoria, she won the Walter Tobagi Prize and the Maria Cristina Literary Prize gold medal. A graduate of Law and history lover, to literature she applies the journalism's old rules of finding out, comparing and sticking to the facts. After five year of successful biographies, making her the greatest Italian representative of this time-honoured and refined genre, she made her debut into narrative with Piero della Francesca, a historic novel where historical characters intermingle with fictional ones.