Elettra Stamboulis was born in 1969 in Bologna, Italy. She is a curator and comic writer based in Ravenna, Italy. She has curated exhibitions of works by Marjane Satrapi, Joe Sacco, Zograf, nal exhibitions and many other international artists in Italy, and is the founder and curator of Komikazen International Festival of Reality Comics, taking place in Ravenna since 2005. Her graphic novels include The Tamer of Istanbul (Comma 22, 2008); Officina del macello (Edizioni del Vento, 2008; reprinted by Eris Edizioni, 2014); A cena con Gramsci (Becco giallo, 2012); Arrivederci Berlinguer (Becco giallo, 2013); Pertini tra le nuvole (Becco Giallo, 2014); and Diario segreto di Pasolini (Becco Giallo 2015), all with drawings by Gianluca Costantini. She has also written many short stories translated into English, French, Turkish, and Greek, in particular for Le Monde Diplomatique, Babel, and Leman.