Viola Di Grado
Viola Di Grado is an Italian author with works published in several countries. Born in Catania, Sicily, in 1987, she earned a Master’s in East Asian philosophies at the University of London. With her first novel 70% Acrylic 30% Wool she became the youngest winner of Italy’s Premio Campiello Opera Prima and the youngest finalist for the Premio Strega. Her novel Hollow Heart was shortlisted for the PEN Literary Awards. Her novel Fuoco al cielo won the Premio Viareggio Selezione della Giuria. She is also a literary translator: among others she has translated Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Boyer, and Patricia Highsmith. She lives in London.