Nicoletta Vallorani (b. 1959) is Professor of Contemporary English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Milan and a translator (from English). Her first novel, Il cuore finto di DR (Mondadori, 1993, published in French by Rivages) was awarded the Premio Urania 1993, and she is still the only woman who ever won it. Her dystopian novel Eva was published by Einaudi in 2002, and her noir novel Le madri cattive (Salani, 2012) was awarded the Premio Maria Teresa Di Lascia in 2012. She has published novels and short stories, often blending science fiction and crime fiction. She is published in France by Gallimard.

Nicoletta Vallorani has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Catalog of Virgins

FICTION by Nicoletta Vallorani, translated by Rachel S. Cordasco in Issue 134 – November 2017

Sharks. Shadows of teeth in this darkness. I should have left immediately, because this delay could prove fatal. I watched. Forceps, mallets, an assortment of rusty knives, pairs of sickles in various sizes, a mallet in the shape of a crowbar with a strange pink hilt. At the bottom of it all, even, a wide-open […]
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