The Italian Publishing Research Project, commissioned by the Italian Trade Agency – Chicago Office, was presented at Rome's Piu' libri piu' liberi book fair on December 4, 2014.   Click here to read the study by Chad W. Post: http://italianpublishingresearchproject.weebly.com/uploads/2/8/1/5/28155227/italian_publishing_research_project.pdf...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Vittorio Bocchi      Translation by:   As the book "L'Altro ItaloAmericano – La straordinaria storia di Vincenzo James Capone – Two-Gun il fratello di Al Capone" was published in Italy, it raised a lot of interest. It is a small and simple book, which presents for the first time to the Italian reader...

Fans of literary fiction know Chicagoland's Mary Doria Russell as the author of the critically-acclaimed and much-loved (by book clubs and fiction fans) novel "The Sparrow."   Her latest novel, "A Thread of Grace," is based on the true experiences of many Jews in Italy during World War II. During that time, many Jews fled other European coun...

Take I-5 South toward Portland, Ore. Once in Portland, do yourself a scenic favor and ride into downtown via the Fremont Bridge. It’s majestic. Other transportation options include the train, which has wonderful scenic views in the daytime. Plus the architecture and interiors of the Seattle and Portland stations are a sight to see.   For mor...

by Calvin Reid   The noted Italian writer Primo Levi (1919–1987), an Auschwitz survivor and the author of such acclaimed works as If This Is a Man and The Periodic Table, is sometimes referred to as a Holocaust writer.   But Liveright publisher Bob Weil, who is publishing the forthcoming Complete Works of Primo Levi, believes that's n...

Six writers converge from various points on the West Coast and New York City for an afternoon of readings hosted by Laura Ruberto, co-chair of the Berkeley City College Department of Arts and Culture.   On hand for the afternoon will be Giovanna Capone (Oakland); Jennifer Lagier Fellguth (Santa Cruz); Paul Fericano (Santa Barbara); George Gu...

Loved the world over, Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 on September 20th and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.   The 300-page book "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – My Life," Loren went into many juicy details and what she called her "trunk of mem...

Mario Batali is giving New Yorkers "baking" lessons: the Italian superchef is writing a guide on the best places to eat in the city when you're stoned. The toking toque, one of a number of celebrities guest-editing sections for Time Out New York's first issue as a free publication, will oversee its music pages, which will highlight stoner rappers J...

by George De Stefano   Roberto M. Dainotto's The Mafia: A Cultural History offers something unique in the somewhat overcrowded category of books about the Mafia and its pop culture representations: a Sicilian intellectual's historically informed yet personal perspective on the enduring appeal of organized crime stories.   Dainotto is...

Start Date: 11/13/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/13/2012 Event DescriptionWith Maurizio Molinari (pictured), author of the book and journalist of La Stampa, and Professor Vincenzo Pascale, Rutgers University. All are invited. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Center for Italian Studies.Location Information:West Campus - Frank Me...