Alessandro Sanna

Alessandro Sanna

 

Italy

 

Alessandro Sanna is considered to be one of Italy’s leading contemporary illustrators and has illustrated over seventy titles for children and adults. In dedication to the children who lost their home to the earthquake in Abruzzo he created the story, Una casa, la mia casa (A home, my home, 2009), which is a series of illustrations around three lines – two walls and a roof - the basic shape of a home. In 2009 he won the Premio Rigamonti and the Premio Andersen – Il mondo dell’infanzia as best illustrator of the year. Alessandro Sanna has a poetic and evocative style, perhaps best seen in his work Fiume Lento (The river, 2013) that charts the river Po through the seasons. This book was published in the United States, Spain, Germany and China and was included in the IYL White Ravens 2014 Selection and awarded the Super Premio Andersen 2014. Other well-known titles include ABC di boccacce (ABC of faces, 2010) and Piccola luce/Petite lumière (Little light, 2011/2009). He has also illustrated the works of several well-known authors, including Lematmorfosi. Storie di mitologia by Roberto Piumini (Metamorphoses, 2014). Alessandro Sanna teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.