Grazia Verasani

Grazia Verasani was born in Bologna in 1964, a city where she still lives and writes. She is an author of novels, plays, and screenplays as well as a musician who composes, performs, and records.

She graduated from the Accademia d’arte drammatica in Rome at the age of twenty. After some work with the Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo and with the Teatro Stabile di Torino, she began writing, while continuing her work as an actor.

Originally published in 2004, Quo Vadis, Baby? was made into a film the following year by Oscar-winning film maker Gabriele Salvatores. A TV series soon followed. Four crime novels featuring the PI Giorgia Cantini later appeared: Velocemente da nessuna parte (2006), Di tutti e di nessuno (2009), Cosa sai della notte (2012), and Senza ragione apparente (2015).

Verasani won the 2011 National Dramatic Art Festival of Pesaro award for best author for her play Maternity Blues (From Medea), which was later made into a film that won the 2012 Tonino Guerra Prize for best screenplay. In 2016 Verasani published the epistolary novel Lettera a Dina. Her most recent novel (2017) is La vita com’è. Storia di bar, piccioni, cimiteri e giovani scrittori.

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