Elena Gianini Belotti
Elena Gianini Belotti was born in Rome in 1929. She worked for a long time in the field of education. Her first book, Dalla parte delle bambine, was an essay on the influence of social conditioning since infancy in shaping women’s roles. She went on to publish a number of essays, novels and collection of stories, winning the Premio Grinzane Cavour for Prima della quiete.
1973 - Dalla parte delle bambine - Little Girls: Social Conditioning and Its Effects on the Stereotyped Role of Women During Infancy, translated by L. Appignanesi and J.Wordsworth.
1979 - Che razza di ragazza
1980 - Prima le donne e i bambini
1983 - Non di sola madre
1985 - Il fiore dell'ibisco
1988 - Amore e pregiudizio. Il tabù dell'eta nei rapporti sentimentali
1993 - Adagio un poco mosso – One of the stories from this collection, “The Abandoned Garden”, translated by Anne Milano Appel in 2005, can be read on the Words Without Borders website and on Anne Milano Appel's website.
1995 - Pimpì oselì
1999 - Apri le porte all'alba
2001 - Voli
2003 - Prima della quiete. Storia di Italia Donati
2006 - Pane amaro. Un immigrato italiano in America – The Bitter Taste of Strangers’ Bread. An Italian immigrant in America, translated by Martha King (2012)
2008 – Cortocircuito – This is a collection of stories on the theme of immigration. One of the stories from this collection, “The Seagull”, translated by Anne Milano Appel, was published in the Connecticut Review, vol. XXXI, no. 2, Fall 2009, pp.59-75. Another story, "Suspicions", also translated by Anne Milano Appel, was published in Methamorphoses (Smith College), in the special issue on the theme "Other Italies, Italy's Others" in December 2006. pp.223-227.
2012 - L'ultimo Natale
2013 - Onda lunga