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Chiara Marchelli

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Chiara Marchelli lives in New York and has taught Italian at New York University since 2004. In 2003, she published her first novel, Angeli e cani (Marsilio), which was awarded the Premio Rapallo Carige Opera Prima; in 2007, her short story collection Sotto i tuoi occhi (Fazi) came out. Her subsequent novels include L’amore involontario (2014), shortlisted for the Premio Internazionale delle Lettrici di Elle international literary prize, and Le mie parole per te (2015) (Piemme Open). Her latest novel, Le notti blu, is currently shortlisted for the 2017 Premio Strega, Italy’s most presigious literary award.

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