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Elena Varvello

ELENA VARVELLO was born in Turin, Italy, in 1971, and grew up in a small village in the woods not far from her birthplace. In 1996 she completed a Master Degree in Creative Writing at the Scuola Holden in Turin. Since 1999 she has been teaching Creative Writing at the same school. Elena has published two collections of poetry, Perseveranza è salutare and Atlanti, a collection of short stories, L’economia delle cose (nominated for the Premio Strega,winner of the Settembrini Award and the Bagutta Opera Prima Award), and three novels. The UK translation of La vita felice, Can You Hear Me?, published by Two Roads, received an English PEN Award and was selected as Waterstones Thriller of the Month in June 2018. She still lives in that small village with her husband and their two sons.