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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 published her first novel Un'Americana a Parigi written under the pseudonym of Elinor Rigby in 1993.

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 was shortlisted for the Italian Prose Award 2019. Dedalus published her next novel, which is a fictionalised account of the life of Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Dreams, in 2020 to be followed in 2024 by The Ridiculous Age.

The film rights of The Ridiculous Age have been sold and filming begins in October 2023.

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