Awards & Winners

Helen Barolini

Date of Birth 1925
Place of Birth Syracuse
(New York, United States of America, Onondaga County, Area code 315)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Novelist
Helen Barolini is an American author, born in Syracuse, New York. She married Antonio Barolini, an Italian poet, and lives outside New York City. She has been included in Best American Essays for 1991 and 1993. Her first book, the novel Umbertina, was assisted by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2008 won the Premio Acerbi, a coveted Italian literary prize. Her anthology The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women received an American Book Award. Barolini attended Wells College in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, and graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University. She received a Master's degree from Columbia University. She was an exchange student at the University of London where she studied contemporary English literature, and then traveled in Europe writing "Letters from Abroad" for the Syracuse Herald-Journal. Following studies in Italy, she married the late Italian author and journalist Antonio Barolini, and lived in Italy and the United States. She became the English translator of Antonio's writings that were published in The New Yorker, Reporter, and other American publications as well as translator of his books.

Awards by Helen Barolini

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American Book Awards
Honored for : The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women