Francesca Melandri is a screenwriter, novelist and documentary filmmaker born in Rome. Eva Sleeps is her English language debut, a critically-acclaimed bestseller translated into most European languages, soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare, and Elle magazine's Book of the Year. Melandri’s novel is a sweeping modern story about family, forgiveness, and conflict. Paola Contardi, member of the jury of Elle’s Best Novel prize called it “a powerful lyrical fresco in which personal and public histories are intertwined.”
Francesca Melandri’s appearance is made possible by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto, and in association with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.