Dacia Maraini (b. 1936) has established herself as a leading contemporary novelist, poet, dramatist, and journalist. She founded an all-female theater company, is the editor of Nuovi Argomenti, Italy’s premier literary journal, and is recognized among the foremost Italian writers. She was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize and a three-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Works by Maraini available in English translation include The Holiday, The Age of Malaise, Woman at War, The Silent Duchess, Bagheria, Voices, and Darkness.