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11 December 2017

Enrico Racca

After spending more than 10 years as non-fiction Editor in Chief at Sperling & Kupfer, Enrico Racca now works as Editorial Director for the children's imprints of Mondadori group (Mondadori children's books and Piemme - Il Battello a Vapore). He is 38 years old and lives in Milan. Mondadori publishes all genres of children's books, for all ages. Among its bestselling authors are Richard Scarry, David McKee, Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, Michael Ende, Melvin Burgess, Patrick Ness, Brian Selznick and many others. Piemme is a leading publisher of children's books (with a 15% market share) thanks to the success of the Il Battello a Vapore series and its character Geronimo Stilton. Piemme has a long and successful tradition in creating original Italian series and publishing books which perfectly fit the needs of young students (and teachers too). Its 'Serie Classiche' is one of the most prestigious catalogues in fiction for children and teenagers in Italy. Some foreign bestselling authors are Louis Sachar, Gary Paulsen, Jenny Han, Marie Lu, Michael Morpurgo and Kevin Brooks.