Gloriana Orlando has taught "Materie Letterarie e Latino" (Literary Subjects and Latin) for several years in high schools in Catania, her home town, where she still lives; she now devotes herself full-time to writing, collaborating with several cultural magazines. He has published about ten novels, including "Scent of Poppies", translated into Romanian, "Quizás quizás. An epistolary novel", "Alienor, facebook ergo sum" on the world of virtual communication, "E noi sull'illusione...", a psychological thriller, "Il filo del tempo", with which he won the Nino Martoglio International Prize, "Un inconfessabile segreto". Numerous short stories have been included in important anthologies including "Greetings to Dickens", published in three languages, English, Italian and Bulgarian by Scalino Publishing House in Sofia. Among the numerous essays published, "La ricerca di una via d'uscita dallo sgomento di vivere" participated in the Premio Letterario Nazionale Sebastiano Addamo. The essay on De Roberto entitled 'Dalla Beata Ximena a don Blasco. Figure di religiosi ne 'I vicerè' was included in the fourth volume of an anthology of criticism entitled 'Letteratura e Sacro', published by Bastogi Libri. An essay entitled 'Italo Calvino: il 'broglio metafisico' di uno scrutatore' (Italo Calvino: the 'metaphysical fraud' of a scrutineer) was included in the fifth volume of the same anthology. From Spanish he translated "Libro de los regresos" by Daniel Salguero Díaz, "Un regalo de Navidad rojo" by Reynold Pérez Vásquez.