Cristiana Mennella

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Italy | 2019

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.