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Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto was born in Sicily in 1994. She currently lives in Rome, where she graduated from Sapienza University with a degree in modern philology. Dolore Minimo (Minimal Pain), published in 2018, is her first book, and the first collection of Italian poetry to address the subject of transsexuality. With an introduction by Dacia Maraini and an afterword by Alessandro Fo, the book was featured in Italy’s major newspapers and won several prizes, including the Viareggio Opera Prima in 2019 for best debut. In February 2020, BUR Rizzoli published Giovanna’s second book of poems, Dove non siamo stati (Where We Have Not Been).