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Simonetta Agnello Hornby was born in Palermo and now lives in London. Her bestselling debut novel—La Mennulara, published in Italy in 2002 and subsequently published in 12 languages—was the recipient of the Forte Village Literary Prize, the Stresa Prize for Fiction and the Alassio Prize. Her fifth novel, The Nun, was awarded the 2011 Italian Pen Prize for the Novel.
Simonetta Agnello Hornby’s appearance is made possible by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura.