Mirella Piacentini

University of Padua - University of Milan

Mirella Piacentini, M.A. in Foreign Languages , Ph.D in Applied Linguistics and Languages of Communication.

Translator (legal and commercial translation; literary translation; children’s literature translation), she currently collaborates with the University of Padua and the University of Milan, where she teaches French Language specialized translation, French Language and Linguistics, and French Phonetics and Phonology.

Selected as ‘Best Translator’ for Italy in the IBBY Honour List 2012 for her translation Troppa Fortuna by French author Hélène Vignal (Camelozampa, 2011; fr. Trop de chance, Éditions du Rouergue, 2007).

Project creator and head editor of the book series ‘Stelle di carta. Parole in scena’ (Theatre for Young Audiences), edited by CLEUP (Padua). 

The translator of children’s literature between stereotypes and commonplaces