We’ll be at Pad. 25 Stand A/3
Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 1-4 April 2019
FRANCESCA DI MARTINO Was born in Palermo in 1974. After graduating in scenography at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) in Urbino, she continued her studies at the Scuola Holden in Turin, where she experimented and deepened Storytelling and its several applications in the work field. From there, she moved to the television production, as an author and video maker for a variety of television programs, especially in Mediaset. As an illustrator, she won the First Prize Scarpetta d’oro (2012) and Diritti a Colori (2017) as well as several other mentions. After gathering experience and expertise in the writing and drawing, she embarked on a great adventure with a partner to found Edizioni Piuma, a small and independent publishing house with a focus on both applications and children’s books.
Web editor, translator
ALESSANDRA FLORIO Since her childhood, Alessandra has always loved bizarre collections: in kindergarten, she started with the surprises in snack packages and the knowledge about dogs’ charactheristics; in elementary school, she filled a whole wall with postcards; during middle school, she collected the peculiar news from the newspapers, those that nobody reads because they are at the bottom of the page and you have to look for them with the lens (do you know the Real Stories of the International magazine?). Then in high school she discovered THE passion: languages. Studying the structure, memorizing new words, learning words already known but different because they mirror other cultures … A love that has resisted university studies and the master thesis in theory and technique of English translation. And after a course in Digital Storytelling at the Scuola Holden, she combines languages with online communication whenever possible, sensing the web behind them and how they interact. Now postcards and newspapers are gone, so she focuses on texts about digital communication and analog dictionaries.