Writer and poet Frances Mayes lives the kind of life most of us can only dream about. Wandering through Italy, she and her husband, Ed, came upon a villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. They bought and restored the villa, an effort she chronicled in her deeply charming best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, which was later made into a film starring Diane...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM CDT. Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. The Italian Cultural and Community Center is pleased to be a part of the New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales' book tour. Dianne Hales will present her new book La Passione - How Italy Seduced the World, a lyrical portrait of a...

Volossal Publishing is proud to announce the release of our fourth novel with celebrated Italian-American author Catherine Gigante-Brown. Her BETTER THAN SISTERS boldly blurs the line between Young Adult and Women’s fiction. BETTER THAN SISTERS weaves a timeless tale that spans several decades, generations, cultures and genres, telling the story of...

That was just one of several observations from Adriana and Mary Trigiani on Sunday as they met with fans, answered questions and signed books for a crowd of about 50 at Mountain Empire Community College. The event — “Stirring Up Romance” — saw the town natives and sisters getting reacquainted with childhood friends and meeting new people at a socia...

In The Art of Objects: The Birth of Italian Industrial Culture, 1878-1928 (University of Toronto Press, 2018), Luca Cottini, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Villanova University, traces the fascinating history of early Italian industrial culture from post-unification Italy to Fascism.  In this conversation with Elena Bellina, Lauro De Bos...

Un libro diretto, appassionante, pieno di aneddoti sul basket che conta e con una stimolante lente di ingrandimento sui “Black Jesus” che incendiano l’entusiasmo nei palazzetti americani e nelle tv di tutto il mondo. “Non c’è alcun torneo al mondo che possa essere paragonato all’NBA. Forse nemmeno le Olimpiadi, escluso ovviamente il basket giocato...

Tuesday, May 7, 12:30–2:00 pm. Room VC 3-160, Baruch College, CUNY. Award-winning cultural critic John Gennari will explore the sonic dimensions of Italian American life, discourse, and music in the 2019 Friedman Symposium at Baruch College on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room 3-160 of the Vertical Campus, 24th Street and Lexington Ave...

When I started a book club to read the works of Italian-American authors, I was flabbergasted. I know that Italian-American authors are an overlooked group by traditional publishing. However, there are a number of books written by them, more than enough to create a list for a monthly book club. In addition, there is a plethora of self-published boo...

The Godfather, before it was an Academy-Award winning film, was a book. The crime novel, written by Mario Puzo, was released on March 10, 1969. The fictional account of Vito Corleone’s life is chronicled during a 10-year span starting in 1945. The book’s 50th anniversary has been a great opportunity for newspapers, magazines and websites — especial...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum. 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. After World Wa...