Chiara Marchelli was born in Aosta and graduated in Oriental Languages in Venice. She is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories and an essay on New York. She currently lives in New York, where she teaches Contemporary Literature, Translation and Creative Writing at New York University. In 2003 she released her first novel, Angeli e cani (Marsilio, winner of the Rapallo first book award), which was followed by L’amore involontario e Le mie parole per te (Piemme). In 2017 she published Le notti blu (Giulio Perrone Editore), selected among the twelve finalists of the Strega prize.