Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Bologna University, Giorgia Grilli is a co-founder of the Department of Education’s Children’s Literature Research Centre (CRLI). She has authored and curated books and critical essays on children’s literature, several of which translated and published in English. Giorgia has also organized and spoken at many international children’s literature conferences, and in 2015 received the Children’s Literature Association’s ‘Distinguished Scholar’ Award. She is the Principal Investigator of the non-fiction picturebook research project promoted by Bologna University in partnership with Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which gave life to G.Grilli (ed) Non-Fiction Picturebooks. Sharing Knowledge as an Aesthetic Experience, ETS, 2020.