biography \ Guido Sgardoli

I was born in San Donà di Piave (VE) in 1965 and I live and work in Treviso. I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine but meanwhile I cultivated a passion for drawing, animation and writing. After the debut in 2004 of Salani, I then published more than one hundred books for children and teenagers with major Italian publishers. These books have been translated in several languages.

Among my major recognitions:

Selected for the White Ravens list 2007 with "Il grande libro degli Sgnuk" (Giunti);
Pen Award 2007 with "Kaspar, il bravo soldato" (Giunti);
Gigante delle Langhe Award 2009 with "Il disinfestatutto" (Nord-SudEdizioni);
Bancarellino Award 2009 with "Eligio S. I giorni della ruota" (Giunti);

Andersen Award 2009
as Best Writer for the following reasons:
Without a doubt, the most interesting and innovative voices among the authors to have emerged in recent years. For producing a narrative capable of coping with different themes, narrative forms and audiences, but with always high and convincing results. For the gift of a novel of great value and skillful construction such as "Eligio S.- I giorni della ruota".

Andersen Award 2011 finalist with the novel "The Frozen Boy" (Edizioni San Paolo);
Selected by the International Board on Books for Young People Italy (IBBY) as best writer on the Honour List 2012, with the novel "The Frozen Boy" (Edizioni San Paolo); White Ravens 2012 with "The Frozen Boy" (Edizioni San Paolo);
Best book of 2011 LiBeR Award with "The Frozen Boy" (Edizioni San Paolo);
Cento Award, Biblioteche di Roma Award 2012 with "Two for one" (Nuove Edizioni Romane);
Ceppo Ragazzi Award 2013;
Andersen Award 2015 "The day of the heroes" (Rizzoli)
Frignano Award 2015 "The day of the heroes" (Rizzoli)

Andersen Award 2018 - Best book for YA "The island of the silent" (Edizioni San Paolo)
Strega Award Ragazze e Ragazzi 2019 - "The Stone" (Piemme)