Cristiana Mennella is an Italian translator of American and English literature. She studied literary translation with Ottavio Fatica at the Scuola Europea di Traduzione Letteraria founded by Magda Olivetti in Turin. She officially started her career in the Nineties by publishing her translation of the Marginalia by Edgar Allan Poe. From then on she translated dozens of novels, short stories and essays for top Italian publishers, working mainly on contemporary American authors, among them George Saunders, Paul Auster, William T. Vollmann, Breece D’J Pancake, Donald Antrim and Philipp Meyer. She also translated Nobel Prize Winner Doris Lessing, and Anthony Trollope. Born in Rome, she lives now in Bologna.