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Margherita Giacobino

Margherita Giacobino, born in 1952, lives in Turin. She is a writer, journalist and translator. She has translated, among others, Emily Bronte, Gustave Flaubert, Margaret Atwood, Dorothy Allison and Audre Lorde.

She made her debut in 1993 with the novel Un'Americana a Parigi written under the pseudonym of Elinor Rigby. In 1996 she published Casalinghe All'Inferno, in 2007 L'Educazione Sentimentale Di C.B. and in 2010 L'Uovo Fuori Dal Cavagno.

Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter, published in Italy in 2015, is the first novel by Margherita Giacobino to be translated into English. It has been shortlisted for the Italian Prose Award 2019. Dedalus will publish her next novel, which is a fictionalised account of the life of Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Dreams, in 2020.

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