Benedetta Craveri was born in Rome in 1942. Nowadays Craveri is a famous writer, professor in French literature at the University of Naples 'Suor Orsola Benincasa', a visiting lecturer at the Sorbonne as well as a literary critic. Professor Craveri also works as a journalists in some cultural radioshows and contributes to the Italian newspaper 'La Repubblica', but also for 'The New York Review of Books',  'Revue d'histoire litteraire de la France'. She is a member of the Italian Encyclopedia Institute.


The books of Benedetta Craveri are deeply embedded in the French history and culture. A large part of them have been translated in many languages around the world. Some of her best known works include "Madame du Deffand and her world', 'Mistresses and Queens', 'Marie Antoinette and the necklace scandal', 'The Last Libertines'.