Valeria Parrella
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«I write because I'm interested in human beings: lonely men and women fight their own lonely wars. But, most of all, I believe that stories can speak about love as it truly is: incomplete and skewed.» Born in Torre del Greco, Valeria Parrella has been settled in Naples since her time at university. After her degree in Ancient Studies and a number of different work experiences, she became established as an author in 2003, with the short story collection Mosca più balena, which led to her being awarded the Premio Campiello Opera Prima. In 2005, thanks to another collection of short stories (Per grazia ricevuta), the author was one of the five finalists at the Premio Strega that year. Her first novel was released in 2008, Lo spazio bianco, which, like her previous works, managed to capture the soul and voices of Naples that is actually suspended between every day tragedy and farce. then she has published several books, included Almarina (2019) and the historical Novel La fortuna (2022). She is also a successful playwright, starting with Il verdetto (2007), having reduced the number of theatrical pieces, including a rewrite of Antigone by Sophocles.

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