Elisabetta Rasy was born in Rome and spent her childhood in Naples, her father’s home town. On returning to the capital, where she still lives, in the 1980’s she founded the magazine «Panta» with Pier Vittorio Tondelli and Alain Elkann. In 1985, she produced her first novel La prima estasi (Mondadori), a fictional meditation on the figure of Thérèse of Lisieux which won the Mondello Award for a first work. Her narrative works range from an interest in female and feminist literature (La lingua della nutrice: percorsi e tracce dell’espressione femminile, Roma: edizioni delle donne, 1978; L’ombra della luna, Rizzoli, 1999) to a study of purely fictional figures (Posillipo, Rizzoli, 1997; Tra noi due, Rizzoli, 2002). She has also written for various newspapers and periodicals including «L’Espresso», «La Stampa and «Corriere della Sera». She is currently writing for «Il Sole 24 Ore».