BIOGRAPHY 2019-03-27T11:24:42+00:00

Cinzia Tani: writer, journalist, author and radio-television host
Knight of the Italian Republic for cultural merit

  • Classical Studies graduate; Degree in Modern Literature (110 cum laude with thesis titled “Pavese, translator of American writers”, with Prof. Walter Pedullà);
  • Translator Diploma in English, French and Spanish Languages at the School for Interpreters and Translators of Rome.
  • Anthologies, weekly and daily issues containing various tales.
  • Dreaming of California Novel (Marsilio 1987) (“Scanno” Award, Presidency of the Council of Ministers Award, “Latina” Award)
  • Award-town Satire essay on literary awards (Mondadori 1987)
  • Blue Months Novel (Marsilio 1991) (“Orient Express Award”, Presidency of the Council of Ministers Award).
  • FantasticaMente: Italians’ fears and obsessions (Nuova Eri 1994) with Giorgio Bressa.
  • From Russia to Russia Princess Galitzine’s Biography: (Longanesi, October 1996).
  • Assassins (four centuries of female murders) (Mondadori March 1998. Best Seller Oscar: April 1999; Published in Spain by Grijalbo, December 2002)
  • How to live on Fantastically with a hundred fears (Rai-Eri May 1998) with Luigi De Maio
  • Assassin Couples (October 1999 Mondadori)
  • London-Black (September 2001 Mondadori)
  • Loves at a Crossroads (May 2002 Sperling & Kupfer) with Luigi De Maio
  • Cruel Loves (September 2003 Mondadori)
  • Women’s secrets (Sperling & Kupfer 2004) with Luigi De Maio
  • Insomniac Novel (September 2005 Mondadori) (“Fregene” Award) (“Fenice-Europa” Award)
  • Red Tales (April 2006. Giulio Perrone Editore)
  • Sun and Shade Novel (October 2007 Mondadori. “Campiello’s Choice” Award)
  • The good wife (May 2008 Piemme)
  • Panic (June 2008 Mondadori) with Rosario Sorrentino
  • The world’s astonishment Novel (April 2009 Mondadori) International Prize “Federico II”
  • Rage (October 2009 Mondadori) with Rosario Sorrentino
  • Best Friend (October 2009 Piemme)
  • The apple Novel for kids (Gallucci editore, May 2010)
  • Charleston Novel (26 October 2010 Mondadori)
  • I am a murderer (15 May 2011Mondadori)
  • Hold me tight (Piemme, November 2011)
  • Dionea’s kiss Novel (Mondadori 2012) (“Mariateresa Di Lascia” Award)
  • Forever mine. When he kills her out of rage, jealousy or vengeance (February 2013 Mondadori)
  • Glass women, Steel Women Tales (Centoautori, March 2014)
  • Tonia’s Tale Novel (Mondadori May 2014)
  • Dangerous Women (history-making passions) (Rizzoli January 2016) (“Franco Cuomo” Award)
  • The Masterpiece (Mondadori February 2017)
  • I would give my life (Rizzoli, October 2017)
  • On board (Kids book) (Perrone, February 2018)
  • Secret’s offspring (Mondadori, May 2018)
  • Women of spades (Mondadori, February 2019)
  • Four years long author of texts from “Ieri”, ERI’s yearbook for Rai
  • Twelve years full-term contracts as a RAI Director and Programmer.
  • Author of a subject and a script of “I ragazzi del muretto”, a Rai Uno tv series
  • Author of the subject of the fiction “In fondo al paradiso” (2005. RAi Uno)
  • Co-author with M. Guardì of the TV program “Buona fortuna” (Raiuno, 1988-89)
  • External reports host in “Mixer Cultura” (Raidue 1991)
  • Host of the program “Chi è di scena?” Dse Rai Tre (Feb. 1993)
  • Author and host of tv program “L’occhio sul cinema” Dse Rai Tre (February, March and April 1993)
  • Author and host of psychology tv program “Fantastica-Mente” (Videosapere, on air every day on Rai Tre from October 1993 to June 1995)
  • Author and host of the cultural program “Italia Mia Benchè’” with Giordano Bruno Guerri, daily livestream of Videosapere on Rai Tre (October 1995-February 1997)
  • Author and host with Alberto Castelvecchi of “Tempo Futuro” (Rai Educational, on air on Rai Uno in May 1997)
  • Host of services in the “Salone del libro of Torino” for “Tema magazine” (Rai Educational, on air on Rai Tre, 1997)
  • Author and host with Bixio Montinaro of the “Italia Award” (June ‘97)
  • Author and host with Luca Damiani of the program about the history of rock “Chiedi chi erano i Beatles” (Educational. 10.30 on Rai Tre; April-May 1998)
  • Author and host of “I protagonisti dello spettacolo” (24.30 on Rai Uno from May 1998)
  • Author and host with TO. De Benedetti of “Il Premio Italia” (Rai Edu. Rai Tre: Sept. 1998)
  • Host and Author of the program of Rai International “Questa Italia – Cinema” (on air on Thursday worldwide and in Italy on Rai Due from September 1999 to June 2000)
  • Host of “Calepio-Tecnologie della lingua” (Educational, Rai Tre on Thursday and Friday at 8.30 in the morning, January-June 2000)
  • Host of “Il meglio di Questa Italia” (on air daily worldwide and during nighttime for Rai Due: June-Sept. 2000)
  • Host of the daily program of Rai International “Questa Italia” (from October 2000 to July 2002)
  • Author and host of the tv program for Rai Uno “Assassine” (every Tuesday at late night from 12th June to 31st July 2001)
  • Author and host with Fabrizio Gatta of “Brava Gente” of Rai International (replayed at night on Rai Due) (From Oct. 2001 to July 2003)
  • Host of “La rai à la carte” (on satellite channel of Rai Educational every Saturday and Sunday 24/7) (from January 2002 to September 2003)
  • Host of Spazio Cronaca e Società livestream on Saturday night for Rai International’s “Sabato Italiano” (from 15 March to July 2003 )
  • Author and host of “FantasticaMente Notte” (from May 2003 still on air on Rai Notte)
  • Author and host of Speciali for Rai Educational (Paolo Mauri and Gadda, Simenon and Galateria, Rasy and Yourcenar ecc.) (June 2003, replayed in September and October 2003)
  • Author and host of “Repetita iuvant” for Rai Educat. (July – August 2003 Rai Tre)
  • Author and host of the column “Delitti d’amore” in Uno Mattina (on Wednesday from July 2003)
  • Author and host of the column “Misteri and delitti” in Uno Mattina (on Tuesday from October 2005)
  • Author and host of the programs L’Agenda Italiana e l’Agendina (Rai Intern. from April 2004)
  • Author and host of the column “Delitti” in Uno Mattina (on Tuesday from Sept. 2006)
  • Author and host of the program “Il Caffè” (Rai Intern. From October 2005. On air on Saturday night on Rai Due, on channel 806 of Sky and in prime time for Italians living abroad)
  • Author and host of the column of Uno Mattina “Tutti i particolari in cronaca” (Rai Uno, on air on Monday at 9.30 from September 2009 to June 2010)
  • Author and host of the program Passioni Assassine on channel Arturo of Sky (on air on Saturday night at 21.00 from 13th November 2010)
  • Author and host of the column Libro e… for Rai International (from January 2011)
  • Author and host of the program “Visioni private” (Rai educational, from October 2003 currently on air on the digital channel Rai Storia and on Friday night on Rai Uno)
  • Recurring guest of La vita in diretta as an expert on social and obscure reports (from 2014)
  • Recurring guest of Le storie vere as an expert on social and obscure reports (from 2014)
  • Host with Guido Barlozzetti of Uno Mattina Caffé (from 9 September 2013) on air daily from 6.00 to 6.30 on Rai Uno.
  • Host with Guido Barlozzetti of IL CAFFE’ DI RAI UNO, cultural program (on air every morning from 6 to 6.30 on Rai Uno: 2013-14-15)
  • Host with Guido Barlozzetti of IL CAFFE’ DI RAI UNO, cultural program (on air Saturday morning from 6 to 7 on Rai Uno: currently on air)
  • Author of radio-dramas
  • Author and host with Nicola Campogrande of the radiophonic livestream “Due su tre” on air on Saturday and Sunday from 14.00 to 18.40 on Radio Tre (June-July 1998)
  • Author and host with Luigi De Maio of the radiophonic livestream “FantasticaMente” on air on Saturday morning on Radio Due (from September 1998 to June 1999)
  • Author and host with Luigi De Maio of the radiophonic program “FantasticaMente” (from 23rd September 2000, on air on Saturday on RadioUno)
  • Author of script “Il ritorno di Belfagor” (Radio Due. On air in May 2006)
  • Author and host of “La notte sul Due” (Radio Due, night time livestream, from 16.6.2008 to 5th of July)
  • Column in “Il viaggiatore” (Radio Uno on Sunday at 8.30 from January 2010)
  • Author and host of the radiophonic program for Radio Uno: Giallo D’estate (Summer 2011)
  • Author and host of the radiophonic program for Radio Uno: Sabato Giallo (from Sept. 2011)
  • Co-Author and co-host of the radiophonic program for Radio Uno: Mangiafuoco siamo noi (from 2018)
  • Director of the monthly issue “Elite” (Newton Periodici) ( 1991 – 1993)
  • Director of the monthly issue “Firma“, Magazine for Diners Members (1994-1997))
  • Collaborations: Cosmopolitan, Donna più, Grazia, Storia Illustrata, Sincronia, L’informatore Librario, MT, Fiera, Il Saturday, Chorus, Millelibri, l’Avanti! Il Viaggio, L’Opinione, Orologi non solo, Moda, Radiocorriere, Gioia, Sette ecc.
  • Weekly Column on: “Il bivio in amore”, Gioia (from April 2001)
  • Recurring column “I gialli di Charm” on Charm (from January 2003)
  • Montlhy tales for Confidenze (ten years till 1918)
  • A seemingly normal family (Oct 2010-March 2011)</li
  • Author of the comics series “True crime Stories” (Lancio Story from April 2002 to 2008)
  • Author of the monthly comics series UNITA’ SPECIALE (Eura from 27th June 2008 to 2009)
  • Professor in a narrative course for Centrolab (2001-2004)
  • Professor of “Social History of Crime” (Sociology Faculty at La Sapienza University of Rome 2003-2004)
  • Professor of a writing course and the practice writing laboratory (from October 2003, currently at Bookshop Mondadori of Via Piave)
  • Professor of a stage at the Master in Criminological-forensic Sciences at la Sapienza University of Rome
  • Professor of the Writing Master at the LUISS University of Rome (2011)
  • Workshop on Writing at the LUISS University of Rome (from 2009, ongoing)
  • Professor of “Crime News” in the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the E-Campus University (from 2019)
  • Jury Member of David of Donatello
  • Jury Member of the Teathre Oscar
  • Jury Member of “Scanno” Award
  • Jury Member of “Luiss The Freak” Award
  • Jury Member of “Fregene” literary Award
  • Tutor of “Goliarda Sapienza” Award
  • Judges president of “Scritti sulla sabbia”
  • Judges president of “Incrociamo le penne”