Kazabo Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Valeria Corciolani’s Pentimento Mori on July 16th, 2024. Corciolani is an Italian publishing phenomenon. Her books have over 62000 reviews on Amazon.it and have been made into award winning films. Pentimento Mori (originally published as Con l’arte e con l’inganno in 2021) is the first of...

Seemingly overnight, Elena Ferrante — or rather, the novelist writing as Elena Ferrante — found worldwide acclaim. Her novels were everywhere: You couldn’t swing a tote bag without spotting one of her pastel-hued paperbacks on the subway, at the beach, in the airport. The four novels that make up the Neapolitan quartet rocketed her to fame. Beginni...

In the institutional setting of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, a socio-cultural talk compared the old and new waves of Italian immigration to America, unveiling the challenges and achievements of generations of emigrants. The event was inspired by the presentation of the book "Recipes and Memories of Grandpa – A Mediterranean Lifestyle," a work t...

The history of Italians in America began more than 500 years ago with a Genoese sailor who bumped into uncharted land. Within 35 years, three other explorers, all of Italian heritage, would chart land for England, Spain, Portugal, and France. From their explorations, a new world map was formed and the new continent beckoned a wide dispersal and int...

Some of Italy’s most famous sweets originate from Sicily: cannoli, ciambella cake (a citrusy breakfast bundt made with olive oil), and torrone (a nougat confection), to name a few. The island south of the mainland, just west of the boot’s toe in the Mediterranean, has a rich history with Arabic, Spanish, and Neapolitan influences, and as with many...

Left Bank Books invites the public to a free talk and book signing by writer and university professor Anna Monardo on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 pm. Her recently released memoir, After Italy: A Family Memoir of Arranged Marriage, tells the story of two marriages undone by a dowry and the fallout from that rift on three generations of a Southern Itali...

Follow your heart (Va' dove ti porta il cuore) is a book written by Susanna Tamaro and published in 1994. Susanna Tamaro was born in 1957 and studied cinematography in Rome before becoming a writer. Her debut book was dedicated to the world of childhood and adolescence. As a matter of fact, she has also written several books for young people and fo...

“What Once Was Promised” by Louis Trubiano has been released worldwide. This 257-page novel tells the story of a multigenerational Italian family as they navigate the turmoil and quickly changing landscape of Boston, Massachusetts. Following three young Italian immigrants and one American-born Italian, the novel traces their diverging paths from se...

The oldest libraries in our country safeguard literary treasures that narrate centuries of history and culture. From north to south, these sanctuaries of knowledge allow us to retrace the footsteps of the giants of Italy’s history, offering a unique glimpse into the richness of the Italian heritage. Here are 5 of the oldest and richest libraries wi...

John Fante's work has consistently delved into profound themes, including the elusive American Dream, the delicate psychology of immigrants, and the intricate dynamics of Italian American families. This study reveals the ingenious manner in which Fante employs humor and satire as powerful rhetorical devices to breathe life into his Italian, Italian...