Bortolotti Nicoletta

bortolotti NicolettaAuthor: Bortolotti Nicoletta

Where I live: I was born in Switzerland and live just outside Milan, near Lake Como. A commuter, I write on the train, my ‘mobile home’.

The kind of books I write: my books are for children aged 9-11, 11-14 and older. Whether set in the present or in the past, the subject matter is always close to the young, and rendered in sometimes amusing and always simple language: for example, sport as a means of promoting peace and growing up; friendship; fear of ‘the other’; the courage to be yourself, pursuing your dreams and overcoming difficulties.

Languages my books have been translated into: none of my books have been published out of Italy yet, however On the Waves of Freedom has been translated into English.

My favourite foreign children’s authors: Brian Selznick, Neil Gaiman, Jerry Spinelli.