In May and June 2018 Italian author Francesca Melandri will be working and living as a writer-in-residence in Amsterdam, upon invitation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
Francesca Melandri (1964) writes scenarios for movies and makes documentaries that where shown on the IDFA, for example. Eva dorme (Eva slaapt), her debut novel, was translated by A. Habers and published by Cossee, in 2013. For that novel, she was awarded six literary prizes. Eva dorme is a success in Italy, Germany, France and The Netherlands. Più alto del mare (Hoger dan de zee) was translated by Jan van der Haar and published by Cossee, in 2013. It is a success in Italy and Germany and has been nominated for the Premio Campiello 2012. De lange weg naar Rome will be published in May 2018 by Cossee.