Maurizio Balmelli born in Locarno, Switzerland in 1970, has long lived in Paris where she studied theater at the École International du Théâtre Jacque Lecoq and taken the first steps in publishing as a reader working with Hachette. In 1996 she arrived in Turin to attend the Golden Master and two years after she started her first translation, I am the dark by Fred Vargas. Since then she travels with her cat between Switzerland and Italy, translating from French and English for several leading publishing houses and literary translation workshops. Among the authors translated, Roman Gary, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Agota Kristof, Emmanuel Carrère. She is currently translating a novel by Martin Amis.