Writer, journalist and television presenter, Daria Bignardi was born in Ferrara and has lived in Milan for many years. In 2009 she published the memoir Non vi lascerò orfani (Mondadori), which won the Rapallo Prize, the Elsa Morante Prize and the City of Padua Prize. Mondadori has also published her novels Un karma pesante (2010), L'acustica perfetta (2012), L'amore che ti meriti (2014), Santa degli impossibili (2015), Storia della mia ansia (2018), Oggi faccio azzurro (2020) and Libri che mi hanno rovinato la vita (2022). Her books have been translated into many languages. From 2002 to 2004 she edited the monthly magazine Donna and in 2016 she took over as director of Rai 3 for over a year. During her television career she has written and directed highly successful and award-winning programmes such as Tempi Moderni on Italia Uno, Le Invasioni Barbariche on La7 and L'Assedio on Nove. A contributor to many newspapers, she hosted the book programme La mezz'ora Daria on Radio Deejay for fifteen years and returned to radio with L'ora Daria on Radio Capital; she has been one of the leading writers for Vanity Fair since it first came out. In the academic field, after teaching Storytelling for a year at the Alma Mater University of Literature in Bologna, she was a speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice in Piazza San Marco. In 2018 she made her theatre debut in Bologna with the cycle of staged readings La coscienza dell'ansia, replicated in theatres such as Carignano in Turin and San Barnaba in Brescia.