Antonella Anedda is a poet and essayist who lives in Rome, and has been a lecturer in Lugano. She has published ﬁve collections of poetry, which have won many prizes including the Premio Sinisgalli for a ﬁrst collection, the International Montale Prize, the Dessi Prize, the Napoli Prize, and the prestigious Premio Viarreggio-Repaci. She has translated Sappho and Ovid from the classics as well as numerous recent poets including Philippe Jaccottet and Anne Carson.
The several books of essays she has published are principally concerned with literature and the visual arts, though her prose piece Isolatria was a study of Sardinia.
Though born in Rome (in 1955), she comes from a Sardinian family and has passed a great deal of her life between the capital and a small island, La Maddalena, off the coast of Sardinia, which has continued to deeply inform both her poetry and her prose. Her work has been translated into many European languages as well as into Japanese, Korean and Hebrew. Her ﬁrst English edition, Archipelago, translated by Jamie McKendrick, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2014.