Viola Ardone was born in Naples in 1974. She has a degree in Literature and she used to work in the Publishing world. She teaches Latin and Italian at High School in Naples. For Einaudi Stile Libero she published Il treno dei bambini (The Children’s Train) in 2019, which proved to be the literary event of the year. It is presently being translated into thirty-one languages and will soon be the subject of a motion picture. Among her novels there are also Le ricette del cuore in subbuglio (2013) and Una rivoluzione sentimentale (2016), both published by Salani.