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Barbero Roberto

robertobarberoAuthor: Barbero Roberto

Where I live: I live in Turin, a city surrounded by some of the most amazing mountains. There are just a few factories left nowadays, but there’s a river, a nice hill, wide and monumental squares, plenty of museums including the Egyptian and the Cinema museums, which cannot be found anywhere else in the country. A lot of other children’s writers live here too.

The kind of books I write: In my book I leave plenty of room for dialogues and little room for description. I prefer to write, but not exclusively, for children aged between 8 and 10 because I like fairy-tales stories, which I then put under a comic light.

My favourite foreign children’s writers: I love Aidan Chambers, apart from the great Roald Dahl.