Being Italian; Interview With The Author Marianna Biazzo Randazzo

Jul 13, 2018 1021

BY: Tiziano Thomas Dossena

Marianna Randazzo is an Italian-American author from New York City. Teacher, wife, mother and grandmother, she taught for over 35 years, both in the educational system of NYC and as an instructor at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. After retirement, she devoted all her energies to teaching Italian culture. Marianna is an officer in Staten Island’s Capodanno Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America Association.

“Given Away, The Rest of the Story,” published by Idea press, is a novel, based on a true story, which follows the progress of her family, from Sicily to the US starting at the turn of the Second World War and through the post-war years The original book “Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing,” which was the winner of the NYS Grand Lodge Sons of Italy Literary Award in 2016. was also translated in Italian and published by Idea Press (“Lontano Da Casa, Educazione in Sicilia”)

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