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Dompè Mara

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Author: Dompè Mara
Where I live: I’ve been living in Turin for twenty years, a big city in North Italy. My house is in the Barriera di Milano area, a working-class and multiethnic neighbourhood, not far from the Porta Palazzo market.

The kind of books I write: I write two kind of books: fairy tales and non-fiction. The respect for diversity and exploration of one’s feelings are the main subjects of my fairy tales. My non-fiction books are centered on the use of fairy tales for didactic purposes.

My favourite foreign children’s writers: Ulf Stark, Roald Dahl, Aidan Chambers, Paula Fox, Philip Ridley, Mark Twain, Astrid Lindgren...