Nadia Terranova was born in Messina in 1978. She currently lives in Rome. She is a contributor at the Italian newspaper “la Repubblica”, and holds writing workshops in schools, bookshops and libraries.
Her young adult fiction includes: Caro diario ti scrivo... (Sonda, 2011, winner of the Mariele Ventre Prize); Bruno. Il bambino che imparò a volare (orecchio acerbo, 2012, Napoli Prize, Laura Orvieto Prize, translated in Mexico, Spain, Poland and Latvia); Le nuvole per terra (Einaudi Ragazzi, 2015, Bancarellino Prize finalist); Casca il mondo (Mondadori “Oscar Primi Junior” series, 2016) and Omero è stato qui (Bompiani, 2019).
In 2015 she released her debut novel Gli anni al contrario (Einaudi Stile Libero). The book won the Fiesole Prize, Brancati Prize, Viadana Prize and Bagutta Debut Novel Prize, to mention a few. It is to be released in France and the United States, having won The Bridge Award.
Her new novel Addio Fantasmi has been released in September 2018 (Einaudi Stile Libero): is currently being translated in thirteen countries and has been selected among the twelve finalists for the Premio Strega 2019.