Under the heat of the Sicilian sun, blood certainly does wash blood, as is graphically illustrated by Frank Viviano in his book of the same name. Brought up in Detroit of … [Read more...]
Articles on books about Italy, plus author interviews.
The Bat of Barga is a short story for children by Jenny M Want about a bat who helps save the enchanting hilltop town of Barga in Tuscany. If you read this tale to your children, or if they … [Read more...]
Part of the experience of visiting Italy is discovering the nation's incredibly rich cuisine. The trouble is when confronted with a Italian restaurant menu in Italian, it's not always that … [Read more...]
Tim Parks, the author the best selling book Italian Neighbors has written a new book: Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo. Being someone who, like Parks, lives in … [Read more...]
Mafia Republic by John Dickie is a book from which which you conclude that the mafia is Italy as much as Italy is the mafia - though by no means all Italians consider the mafia to be at all … [Read more...]