March 21, 2023Francesca Mannocchi is an Italian journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker. She has been working with national and international newspapers for years. Her work is focused on migration and conflicts. She reported from Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkey, Yemen, Ukraine, and Somalia. She won several awards, including the 2016 Premiolino, the Premio Rizzi per il Giornalismo, and the 2022 European Award Investigative and Judicial Journalism. In 2018, along with photographer Alessio Romenzi, Mannocchi co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Isis, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul, which premiered at the 75th Venice Film Festival. In 2019, she published her debut novel, Io Khaled vendo uomini e sono innocente (Einaudi), the story of a trafficker of human beings, earning the Premio Estense. That same year, she described the conflicts in the Middle East in Porti ciascuno la sua colpa (Laterza) and published Libia (Mondadori), a work of graphic journalism illustrated by Gianluca Costantini. In 2021, Mannocchi published her sophomore novel Bianco è il colore del danno (Einaudi). In 2022, she carried off the Flaiano Award for Journalism and published Lo sguardo oltre il confine (DeAgostini), where Mannocchi for the first time narrates the current conflicts addressing the younger audiences.