Margherita Giacobino, born in 1952, lives in Turin. She is a writer, journalist and translator. She has translated many works by renowned authors, including Emily Bronte, Gustave Flaubert, Margaret Atwood, Dorothy Allison, and Audre Lorde.
Her debut novel Un' Americana a Parigi was written under the pseudonym of Elinor Rigby and published in 1993. She is also the author of Casalinghe All'Inferno (1996), L'Educazione Sentimentale Di C.B. (2007) and L'Uovo Fuori Dal Cavagno (2010).
Her most recent work, The Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter, was first published in Italy in 2015 and has already been translated into French and German. It is the first novel by Margherita Giacobino to be translated into English