Valentina Neri

- Italy -

Valentina Neri was born in Cagliari where she lives and works. She studied Art History at the University in the same city and  graduated with a thesis on the Sardinian artist Maria Lai.

In 2013 she published the novel Le donne di Balthus by Arcadia publishing house. The novel reached the final at the literary prize Alziator in the same year. Her  book of poems Voli inVersi, published by Arcadia in 2015, was introduced to the public in Cagliari by Davide Rondoni, who also wrote the preface to the book. The same year she also participated in the international festival “Capudanne de sos poetas” at Seneghe (Sardinia).

Valentina Neri is currently the director of the cultural association Il Grimorio delle arti and as such, she has organised exhibitions and cultural happenings in unusual places with the well-known Italian poets Claudio Damiani, Franca Mancinelli and Franca Grisoni.

Her books have earned recognition from many famous writers and scholars such as Maria Luisa Spaziani, Dante Maffia, Silvio Raffo, Filippo La Porta.

Her last work is Folliame, published by the editor La vita felice.