Benedetta Cibrario - © Dario Fusaro

Benedetta Cibrario
è nata a Firenze ma è cresciuta in diverse città italiane, Roma, Napoli, Caserta, Genova, in un paese dell’Alta Valle di Susa e a Torino, dove si è laureata in Lettere Moderne con una tesi su Michael Powell e Emeric Pressburger. Dal 1995 in poi ha vissuto tra la campagna grossetana, Milano, Oxford e Londra, dove vive attualmente con il marito e quattro figli. Ha esordito con Feltrinelli pubblicando Rossovermiglio (2007; premio Campiello 2008), a cui hanno fatto seguito Sotto cieli noncuranti (2009; premio Rapallo Carige 2010), Lo Scurnuso (2011) e L’uomo che dormiva al parco (2012). Nel 2012 ha ricevuto dal Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano l’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana con il titolo di Commendatore.

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Benedetta Cibrario
was born in Florence, the first of five children, to a Neapolitan mother and a Piedmontese father. Due to her father’s work, she grew up in many Italian cities, from North to South; Florence, Rome, Naples, Caserta and Genoa. She also spent two years in a remote village in the Alps. Her university years were spent in Turin, where she received a degree in Modern Literature & History of Cinema with a dissertation on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Since 1995 Cibrario has lived between Italy and England with her husband and four children. Her debut novel, written while she was living in Oxford: Rossovermiglio was published by Feltrinelli in 2007 and was awarded the Premio Campiello in 2008. She is also the author of Sotto Cieli Noncuranti (2009, Premio Rapallo Carige 2010), Lo Scurnuso (2011) and L’uomo che Dormiva al Parco (2012). In 2012 she was honored by the then President of Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, with the title of Commendatore, OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).

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