Donatella Di Pietrantonio

Donatella was born and grew up in Arsita, a small village in the province of Teramo, and now lives in Penne where she practises as a paediatric dentist. From the age of nice she has been writing stories, fables, poems, and now novels. My Mother Is a River is her first novel. It was first published in Italy in 2011, where it won the Tropea and the John Fante literary prizes , and was translated into German in 2013. Her second book, Bella Mia, was published in 2014 and won the Brancati Prize.
years of life: 5 January 1963 present


Karla Montalvohas quotedlast year
Who knew how my mother was. Whether she’d started eating again
Karla Montalvohas quotedlast year
but only in the parts exposed during work or play outside
Karla Montalvohas quotedlast year
Vincenzo had a permanent map of the sun’s bites engraved on his back
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