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Silvia Ballestra

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Silvia Ballestra

Silvia Ballestra, born in Porto San Giorgio (Ascoli Piceno), was one of Pier Vittorio Tondelli's "under 25s" in the landmark series of the late 1980s. Her debut book, Compleanno dell'iguana (1991), in which the protagonist Antò Lo Purk appears for the first time, was greeted with much success and translated into a number of languages. La guerra degli Antò (1992) followed, then a short story collection, Gli orsi (1994), a book-conversation with the writer Joyce Lussu (Joyce L. Una vita contro), and the so-called "Nina's trilogy": La giovinezza della signorina N.N. (1998), Nina (2001) and Il compagno di mezzanotte (2002). In 2003 the short story collection Senza gli orsi appeared. Tutto su mia nonna is forthcoming from Einaudi Stile libero.

Articles by Silvia Ballestra

From All About My Grandmother
By Silvia Ballestra
Nonna has always invented words, Mama does too, and so do I.Nonna invented nicknames and, by rebaptizing certain individuals, ennobled them in my eyes, making them into figures of distinction. Nonna has…
Translated from Italian by Anne Milano Appel