Francesca d’Aloja is a writer, actress and director. She has worked with - among others - Vittorio Gassman, Carlo Verdone, Ferzan Özpetek, Ettore Scola, Ricky Tognazzi and Marco Risi. She made her debut in fiction in 2007 with the novel Il sogno cattivo, followed by Anima viva in 2015 and by Cuore, sopporta in 2018. In 2018 she published, together with Edoardo Albinati, Otto giorni in Niger. Her latest book is Corpi speciali (La nave di Teseo, 2020).