Simona Vinci

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Simona Vinci (born March 6, 1970) is an Italian writer.


Vinci was born in Milan and studied modern literature at the University of Bologna. Vinci was a member of the editorial board for the online literary magazine Incubatoio 16. In 2000, she hosted the cultural television program Cenerentola.[1]

In 1997, Vinci published the novel Dei bambini non si sa niente; in 2000, it was awarded the Elsa Morante award for best first work. It was translated into a number of different languages;[2] its English title is A Game We Play. In Italy, the novel has been praised by some critics and condemned as perverted by others.[3]

Selected works[1][2][edit]

  • In tutti i sensi come l'amore, short stories (1999), finalist for the Premio Campiello, translated into English as In Every Sense Like Love: Stories (2001)
  • Corri Matilda, children's literature (1998)
  • Matildacity, children's literature (1998)
  • Come prima delle madri, novel (2003), finalist for the Premio Campiello[4]
  • Stanza 411, autobiographical fiction (2005)


  1. ^ a b Marrone, Gaetana; Puppa, Paolo (2006). Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. pp. 1993–94. ISBN 1135455309.
  2. ^ a b "Simona Vinci". Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing.
  3. ^ "The end of innocence". The Guardian. July 28, 1999.
  4. ^ "Premio Campiello Letteratura - Confindustria Veneto" (in Italian).