Paola Balzarro

Field of Practice:


City, Country:

Rom, Italy


1993, 1994


May 1996 - Oct 1996

Born 1962 in Rome/Italy.

1987 Laurea in Lettere from the University La Sapienza of Rome, with a thesis entitled »The influence of Thomas Mann on Visconti’s films. Death in Venice.«

Grants and prizes: first prize at the photographic contest “Roma e i Mondiali” (1990); scholarship awarded by Eurocréation – Project Pépinière to young European artists (1992); scholarship awarded by the British Council to attend a five week intensive course on fiction film writing at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Bucks (1993); first prize in the literature competition “Scrivi una lettera al tuo primo amore”, the publishing house Einaudi/La Republica (1995); Targa d’argento at the International literary contest “Merano Europa” (1995); RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana) competition for practising journalists (1996).

Publications: short story published in »Selezione dal Concorso racconto inedito – La nuova Luna« (1991/92); L’Acqua del Tempo Giusto (1994).
1999 Writing of dialogues for some installments of the TV soap opera »Vivere«.

With Sinnos editrice she published the children’s book L’acqua del tempo giusto (1994, re-edition 2005). L’infinito in un boccone is her first novel and was published in 2006 with Sinnos (Rome).

Sie is currently a television and radio journalist for RAI International.