We are happy to introduce the following jury members for Italy:
Barbara Hoepli, publisher, bookseller, and chairman of the Board of Hoepli S.p.A - Casa Editrice Libraria, President of the jury
Alessia Rastelli, journalist for the "Corriere della Sera"
Anna Rottensteiner, head of the cultural event institution "Literaturhaus am Inn"
Annamaria Malato, CEO of Salerno Editrice Srl and president of the Rome Book Fair 'Più libri più liberi'
Barbara Hoepli (Milan 1971) is a publisher and bookseller. She is chairman of the Board of Hoepli S.p.A - Casa Editrice Libraria (Publishers and Booksellers) in Milan, Italy. She is also a member of the board and of the executive committee of the Swiss Chamber, Milan, Italy; and member of the scientific committee of the Scuola per librai Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri.
Alessia Rastelli (Civitanova Marche, Macerata - 1982) is a journalist for the "Corriere della Sera", where she is part of the editorial team of the Culture section and of the cultural supplement "la Lettura" (The Reading). She graduated from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa after studying Modern and Contemporary Literature. She is the co-author of the web series "The noise of memory. Vera’s journey from the Shoah to desaparecidos", directed by Marco Bechis and turned into a movie.
Anna Rottensteiner, was born in 1962 in Bolzano/Bozen. After her studies, she worked as a bookseller, editor and literary scout (italian literature for german publishing houses). Since 2003, she has been the head of the cultural event institution "Literaturhaus am Inn" in Innsbruck. Since 2009, she has also been writing and publishing her own literary texts.
Annamaria Malato is CEO of Salerno Editrice Srl, president of the Rome Book Fair 'Più libri più liberi', member of the Committee of the Presidency and of the General Council, as well as deputy chairman for the Small Publishers Group of the AIE (Italian Publishers Association). She is also Board member of Caltagirone Editore.