I have always been an admirer of everything Italian. Though, admirer does not sound like strong enough a word. Truth is: I believe my soul is Italian, and, in this life, I have been condemned to living away from my culture. For that reason, to satisfy my soul’s hunger, I have been a student of Italian language and culture, and eventually became a t...

In Italy, literary fiction has long been considered a man’s game. Publishers, critics and prize committees have dismissed books by women as chick lit and beach reads. They scoffed at Elena Ferrante, the author of “My Brilliant Friend,” as the writer of mere page-turners. Then Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels became an international sensation, selling o...

Last October, during the visit of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to the White House, President Donald Trump said the following words: "The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” An uproar broke out, because some people wanted to...

Saturday December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Memoir on Food and Family celebrates the rich culinary bounty Italian immigrants brought to Brooklyn. A powerful meditative reflection in photographs and interviews on the emotional connections—food, famil...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

New York City is really close to the heart of Roman born screenwriter and vlogger Andrea Careri. He has just finished writing a book about NYC, titled La Mia New York. It’s a hybrid between a novel and a travel memoir. Each chapter will be dedicated to a specific place, restaurant, street, or neighborhood of New York City.                          ...

Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 pm at the Morris Park Community Center at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10462. Please Come and Bring Your Friends, You Don't Have To Be A Member To Attend! “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History” - Tale Of America’s History-Themed Park In The Bronx. Our featured author is Michael Virgintino, who wrote Fre...

Mundunur: A Mountain Village Under the Spell of South Italy, the recent title from Via Media Publishing, focuses on an ancient mountain village and its interrelationship with south Italy. Mundunur is located eighty miles east of Rome in Molise, the second smallest region in Italy, the youngest region, and the least known. The thorough coverage this...

Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale). At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas wit...

Kazabo Publishing (Kazabo.com) is publishing Death in a Bookstore by Augusto De Angelis on December 2nd, 2019. Originally published as Sei donne e un libro in 1936, it is appearing in English for the first time. Augusto De Angelis was the best selling Italian mystery author of his time and is recognized as the father of Italian crime fiction. Not o...