Licia Morra, born in Forlì, graduated in Philosophy at the University of Bologna. During her university years, she became fascinated by the culture of Eastern European countries and, thanks to various scholarships, was able to study in Prague and learn the language.
She collaborated with the publishing house Centro Studi Europa Orientale (Cseo) based in Forlì, which since the 1960s had been active in relations with Eastern European countries, in the context of the defence of human rights. She worked for a while as a translator for this publishing house and then became a high school teacher.
The interview was conducted by Teresa Malice.