Mario Cipollone was born on March 18, 1981, in Pescara, Italy, where he carried out all his studies. (...) He has always distinguished himself in different prizes and competitions of literature in which he participated. One of his stories “The woodpecker” is included in the collection “Caro Diario”, published by “Ortucchio Castle's club of culture”. His “Mental bugs” was published in 2006 by Tracce Edition as the winner of "Giovani autori" prize, held by Fondazione Abruzzo. In 2006 he ranked second “ex-aequo” at X edition of "Valerio Gentile" National Award of Fiction with "All'ombra della fattoria" (“In the farm's shade").