‘Morning Sea’ is the new novel by bestselling Irish-Italian author Margaret Mazzantini and is published in the UK this week by Oneworld Publications. The novel is translated by UEA Creative Writing alumna Ann Gagliardi, who also translated Mazzantini’s novel ‘Twice Born’, originally published in Italy as ‘Venuto al mondo’ and the winner of the 2009 Premio Campiello Award. It sold over one million copies and was later made into a film starring Penelope Cruz. Ann (pictured) was recently appointed Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at the Central European University in Hungary, having previously worked at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Bologna, Italy. Originally from New England, she graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2005 and since also translated the Italian authors Rossana Campo, Ascanio Celestini and Christian Raimo.