Arianna Papini is a writer, an artist, a teacher and an art therapist. She has written and illustrated 150 books and her works are published all over the world. In 2018 she won the Andersen Prize for Best Illustrator, as a recognition to her career. Among the many other prizes she won are the Compostela Prize, the Silent Book Contest, the Rodari Prize.
Every year she holds numerous courses in storytelling, art and illustration at national and international schools, including the Isia in Urbino, the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples andthe International School of Illustration in Sàrmede.