Maddalena Grattarola is a scholar in Russian and American postmodern literature with a background in comparative literature, critical theory and media studies. She is an editor, copywriter, and a literary and scientific freelance translator. Within the cultural association Game Happens, she is responsible for coordinating and curating the conference programs of the International Festival Game Happens and those of the partner events. Maddalena is the writer and narrative designer at Space Backyard. Interested in analysing narrative video games through the lens of literary theories, she has given lectures about the intersection of literature and games, and conducted workshops on interactive storytelling and narrative design. Former editor at a publishing house, she co-founded the webzine Papille because she strongly believes in a transdisciplinary approach to video game criticism.
- Bird of Passage https://spacebackyard.itch.io/bird-of-passage