Nicky Pellegrino writes best-selling, popular women’s fiction. She is the author of eleven novels about family, love, friendship and food, all located in Italy. Her stories have been translated into 12 languages. As a freelance journalist, she contributes feature articles to titles including the Listener, New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, the NZ Herald and Next magazine. Nicky also ghost-wrote a bestselling autobiography of well-known New Zealand broadcaster Angela d’Audney. Based in Auckland, she returns to Italy whenever possible to research her stories.
The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper said of her novel When in Rome (2012): ‘I loved this book so much I could hardly wait to get to the computer to type its praises…This book has inside-track glamour in spades and all the colour of La Dolce Vita-period Rome…An original subject and beautifully handled’. The Listener said of One Summer in Venice: ‘The cool, reflective tone of this book gives it backbone, while the informed, authentic descriptions of Venice and Italian food provide the treats Pellegrino fans have come to expect’. Bestselling UK author Jojo Moyes wrote that Recipe for Life ‘pulls off the rare trick of being both gritty and lyrical, heartrending and compelling. A novel about how easy it is to become an observer in your own life, and the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry’.
Nicky Pellegrino’s latest novel, A Dream of Italy (Orion, 2019), is out now.
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Booksellers NZ review of A Dream of Italy (June, 2019)
Radio NZ interview discussing A Year at Hotel Gondola (March, 2018)
NZ Book Lovers interview discussing A Year at Hotel Gondola (March, 2018)
Noted.co.nz feature: Nicky discusses Italy, childhood and writing (April, 2016)
Radio New Zealand interview discussing Under Italian Skies (April, 2016)
NZ Listener review of Under Italian Skies (April, 2016)
Radio New Zealand interview discussing One Summer in Venice and The Buried Giant (April, 2015)