Francesca Sanna was born in Sardinia in 1991. She studied illustration in Cagliari and earned her Master’s degree in illustration and design at the Hochschule Luzern. In the summer of 2014 she attended a course in Illustration and Visual Storytelling at the School of Visual Arts in New York. For her Master’s project she was awarded a gold medal by the New York Society of Illustrators in 2016 and was nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and the Schweizer Kinder- und Jugendmedienpreis in 2017. She currently lives in Zurich.