Anne Pia is based in Edinburgh. Born in the city, as the grandchild of Italian immigrants she was raised surrounded by the food, traditions and dialect of southern Italy. Her Italian grandmother was a major influence, whose sense of style, love of food and wise views of life Anne has passed on to her daughters – Camilla, Roberta and Sophie-Louise.
Education was the means by which she achieved professional success but its most fundamental impact was the opportunity it provided for her to live and study in France and Italy, where she was able to create new identities and freedoms for herself, away from the tight and traditional community of her birth. Language of my Choosing was shortlisted for the 2017 Saltire First Book Award. With the assistance of funding from Publishing Scotland an Italian translation will be launched in Italy in autumn 2018. Anne’s debut poetry collection, Transitory, was published in spring 2018.