Beatrice Masini was born in Milan, where she graduated from University La Cattolica with a degree in Greek philology. She was very young when she started working as a copy-editor of children's books, before becoming the editor and editorial manager of a whole imprint. In the meanwhile, she devoted to journalism, writing for Indro Montanelli's Il Giornale (1989-1994) and La Voce, from its first issue (March 1994). Today, she still contributes to newspapers and magazines, covering lifestyle, arts and entertainment. Since 1996, she also writes and translates books for children and teens. Among her titles Bambini nel bosco (2010, shortlisted for Premio Strega), La spada e il cuore. Donne della Bibbia (2003, Premio Elsa Morante Ragazzi 2004), Signore e signorine. Corale greca (2002, Premio Pippi 2004). Among her translations, the saga of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Her first novel for adults, Tentativi di botanica degli affetti (2013, Premio Selezione Campiello and Premio Letterario Internazionale Alessandro Manzoni for historical novel), was followed by the novel I nomi che diamo alle cose (2016) and the short story collection Più grande la paura (2019). Her most recent book is Louisa May Alcott (2022). Her books are translated in over 20 languages. In 2004, she received the prestigious Premio Andersen as the best children's books author of the year.