Francesca Melandri is a screenwriter and novelist. She lives in Rome, Italy.
Eva Sleeps is her English language debut, and has also been translated into French, German, and Dutch. Her first foray into the world of novels, Eva Sleeps, comes following an illustrious career in screenwriting. Melandri’s awards include the 2010 F. Seminara/Rhegium Julii opera prima prize, the 2010 International Prize Cesare de Lollis, and a Special Prize from the jury of the 2011 Il Molinello.
PRAISE FOR FRANCESCA MELANDRI
“There are few Italian novels that so successfully and surprisingly combine broad themes like local and national history, or the relationship between the north and the south, together with the personal dramas linked to family, love, ambition. This is an epic novel!”—Solo Libri
“A powerful lyrical fresco in which personal and public histories are intertwined.”
—Paola Contardi, jury of Elle’s Best Novel Prize
“This is a rich, intimate, and profound story that is carried along by characters who are depicted in all their profundity and humanity.”
—Arianna Rita Di Tomasso, jury of Elle’s Best Novel Prize