Caterina Zaccaroni was born in Forlì. She studied and taught 20th Century German Literature at the Università Cattolica in Milan and went on to further study at Cambridge, the Sorbonne and Münster. She has a diploma in piano. She has worked as a screenwriter and as a translator, and is now a literary scout. Vita di C. (Mondadori 2019) is her first book.