Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool but spent childhood summers staying with her family in southern Italy. When Nicky started writing fiction it was her memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories: the passions, the feuds but most of all the food.
Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband Carne (and yes she does find it slightly odd being married to a man whose name means “meat” in Italian), two dogs and two horses.
She works as a freelance journalist, has columns in the Herald on Sunday newspaper and the Listener and her eight novels are distributed in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and have been translated into 12 languages. She loves cooking for friends, drinking red wine, walking on New Zealand’s amazing beaches, riding her horse through the forest and lying in bed reading other people’s novels.