Simona Sparaco was born in Rome on December 14, 1978. She inherited a passion for travel from her parents and, after attending grammar school in her hometown, decided to explore Europe. On her return, she graduated in Communication and Media Studies.
The passion for writing is a constant element in her life and, once back in Italy, she enrolled to the Sapienza University in Rome where she graduated in Literature and Philosophy. She then moved to Turin to study for a master degreee in storytelling at the Holden School, founded by Alessandro Baricco. Her first book, Anime di carta, was published during this time.
She won the Premio Roma in 2003 for Nessuno sa di noi, which was also shortlistsed for the Premio Strega in the same year. Her last novel, Se chiudo gli occhi, won the Premio Tropea in 2015 and was one of the winners of the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa.
She shares her time between Rome and Singapore.
Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, English and Russian.
2005 - Anime di carta
2009 - Lovebook
2010 - Bastardi senza amore – About time, translated by Howard Curtis (2012)
2013 - Nessuno sa di noi
2014 - Se chiudo gli occhi