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Donatella Di Pietrantonio

Donatella Di Pietrantonio

Born in Teramo Province, Abruzzo, Donatella Di Pietrantonio completed her studies in the provincial capital, Aquila, and now lives in Penne. Her short fiction has been published by Granta Italy, and her novel, Bella mia, was nominated for the Strega Prize and won the Brancati Prize. A Girl Returned, her third novel and her first to be published in English, won the Campiello Prize.

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  • “Di Pietrantonio [has a] lively way with a phrase (the translator, Ann Goldstein, shows the same sensitivity she does with Elena Ferrante) [and] a fine instinct for detail.”
    — Washington Post, Jun 13 2019
  • “A gripping, deeply moving coming-of-age novel; immensely readable, beautifully written, and highly recommended.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review), May 12 2019
  • “Di Pietrantonio’s exquisite novel (translated by Elena Ferrante translator Ann Goldstein) begins with an unnamed 13-year-old girl suddenly sent away from the family she thought was hers, to her birth family in Abruzzo, Italy, who seem anything but welcoming.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Apr 22 2019

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