Anne Pia, an Edinburgh based Italian Scot, is an award winning author and poet. 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, a creative memoir published in April 2017, was shortlisted for the 2017 Saltire First Book Award and the winner of the prestigious Premio Flaiano Linguistica 2018.
Ho Scelto la Mia Lingua, the Italian translation, funded by Publishing Scotland was published in Italy in December 2018.
Transitory, her first poetry collection was published in April 2018.