As every year, on the occasion of the second Monday of October and of the celebrations of Columbus Day, We the Italians publishes an interview dedicated to Christopher Columbus. It's one of the ways we have to keep the focus on a theme that we care a lot about, which is also the only one on where we strongly and openly take sides on: defending Colo...

On Nov. 19, award-winning chef, author and television personality Lidia Matticchio Bastianich will return to Milwaukee to celebrate the release of her new cookbook, "Felidia: Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant." Ever since it opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Felidia has been revered as one of the best Italian restaurants in...

Sarà presentato venerdì prossimo, 11 ottobre, alle 18.30 presso l’Aula Consiliare del Comune di Cava de’ Tirreni, in provincia di Salerno, il nuovo romanzo che si misura con la scottante tematica dell’emigrazione di ritorno di Giuseppe Foscari, dal titolo “L’Americana”, edito dalla Marlin, la casa editrice di Tommaso e Sante Avagliano. “L’Americana...

Award-winning actress and playwright Isabella Ragonese will bring us on an emotional journey in between literature and theater featuring some of the greatest Italian authors like - Andrea Camilleri, Elsa Morante, Goffredo Parise, Nicola Ammaniti, Pier Vittorio Tondelli, and others.. “On a Solitary Beach” evokes the Italian coasts, the sea, the tran...

Saturday October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The sequel to Carmela Cattuti’s first novel, Between the Cracks, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, Angela manages to assimilate into the so...

The scene was familiar, hauntingly so. Italian authorities stood over a crowd of young men huddled on the ground. Their guns and their uniforms accorded them the power to keep these men fixed into place. Scenes such as this are recognizable as iconic images of Italy’s current crisis of migration and detention. They circulate widely in today’s media...

When: Friday, October 25th at 6pm - Where: talian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presentation by translator Francesca Spedalieri of the book, "mPalermu: Dancers and Other Plays," (2019, Swan Isle Press), by Emma Dante. Presented in collaboration with the University of Illinois Chicago on the occasion of the 1...

Auguri to NIAF Member John E. Nevola for his new book The Final Flag, a historical novel that details the degrading treatment of Italian Americans during World War II. While the U.S. Government drafted Italian American young men to fight overseas, the Government also arrested and jailed without due process, interned, seized properties and forced re...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Novelist, poet, essayist, and professor Giose Rimanelli published a number of articles on Cesare Pavese's work. Over time, he cobbled these essays and others into a book on Pavese's opera omnia. Long left unpublished...