Paolo had a twin brother, Piero, who taught at the University of Pisa. From there, Villaggio was hired for the TV programme Quelli della domenica The Sunday guys , in which Fantozzi made his first appearance, introduced his characters, the aggressive "Professor Kranz" and the hypocritical "Giandomenico Fracchia". He has received several cinema awards, including the David di Donatello , the Nastro d'Argento and the Golden Lion for his entire career After his television experience, Villaggio started writing, for the magazines L'Espresso and L'Europeo , short stories featuring accountant Ugo Fantozzi , a man with a weak character, dogged by misfortune and by the "mega-director" of the "mega-company" where he works.
In , the publishing house Rizzoli released the book Fantozzi , a collection of these stories, which sold over a million copies. The film's success led to a sequel, Il secondo tragico Fantozzi , with the same director in the following year, in which Fantozzi delivered his most famous line: "Per me La Corazzata Kotiomkin [sic] Villaggio has played in numerous comedies.
Villaggio continued writing while acting in films. He moved to the Mondadori publishing house in He published Fantozzi saluta e se ne va —; "Fantozzi Says Goodbye and Leaves" , Vita morte e miracoli di un pezzo di merda "Life, Death and Miracles of a Piece of Shit", , 7 grammi in 70 anni "7 Grammes in 70 Years", and his latest, Sono incazzato come una belva "I'm Fucking Mad as a Beast" in In he also led the satirical news bulletin Striscia la notizia broadcast on Canale 5 , together with Massimo Boldi.
More recently, he participated in the television fiction Carabinieri , in which he played the role of a tramp who often helped the police to solve crimes. Eva, a forty-year-old public relations professional living in Northern Italy, receives an unexpected message from southern Italy. He is a retired police officer who was stationed in the north during the late sixties, a period rife with tension, protest, and violence. And if he loved her so passionately, why did he return to Calabria? What scars did those years leave on Vito, and on Gerda? On Monday, October 24, Ms. Melandri will be present at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago for a presentation of her book, and will also sign copies from the bookstore.
This event is free, but registration through EventBrite is required. On September 3, Accademia Italiana was recognized as one of the top 5 Italian schools in the world by the STM Star Awards, which recognize the best schools, agencies, tour operators, and educational organizations in the world. This is the fifth year that Accademia Italiana has been shortlisted for this award, after being noted for its quality and promotion of cultural tourism!
The Star Awards are unique in that the winning organizations are selected by their peers: educational organizations vote for their favorite partners in the industry, and vice versa. For the Italian language, the winner was Rome-based Accademia Studioitalia.
The shortlist nominees are:. This nomination, among the top 5 destinations for Italian language learning, proves that the efforts we have made in the promotion of the Italian language and of Salerno have been internationally recognized and rewarded by the tourism experts. Being shortlisted among the main educational organizations based in London, New York, Madrid, Berlin, Tokyo has confirmed that Accademia Italiana and the city of Salerno have great possibilities for growth. For more information on the Accademia, please click here. Famed author Andrea Camillieri, whose series mystery novels featuring the quarrelsome yet engaging Inspector Montalbano have become bestsellers in Italy and abroad, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Tuesday, September 6.
Camillieri published his first novel in the wildly popular series in ; today over 20 books have been published featuring Inspector Montalbano, and 10 million copies of his books have been sold. To start reading an excerpt of the riveting novel, please click here! Once again, students of all ages and disciplines are heading back to school. Bonacci Editore Bonacci Editore specializes in the publication of material for teaching Italian to foreigners: textbooks, grammar books, audiovisuals, easy-readers, Italian classics and librettos, teaching aids and more. The Casalini Libri Digital Division, established in January following an international pilot project, offers innovative electronic publishing services to the highest industry standards, collaborating with Italian and international publishers to create and distribute digital publications.
Edizioni Edilingua Edizioni Edilingua is a world leader in the field of Italian as foreign language. In ELI launched its new course for young learners, Grandi Amici, based on the latest research in the field of language teaching methodology. The Guerra Edizioni catalogue currently includes over titles, all available on the website.
In addition, Zanichelli publishes a series of authoritative reference works, manuals, atlases and dictionaries, including the prestigious Vocabolario della lingua italiana by Nicola Zingarelli, now in its highly successful, annually-updated twelfth edition Ermes Srl Edi.
Ermes also publishes periodicals in the health sector. The five finalists were selected by 26 independent booksellers from all over Italy from a group of 16 up-and-coming authors. For more information about this award, please click here. Osborne Piemme. Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of bookstores. Winner of the prestigious Campiello Prize, this internationally bestselling debut novel tells the riveting story of an Italian family whose courage is tested when their villa is requisitioned by enemy troops during the First World War.
In the autumn of , Refrontolo—a small town north of Venice—is invaded by Austrian soldiers as the Italian army is pushed to the Piave river. The Spada family owns the largest estate in the area, where orphaned seventeen-year-old Paolo lives with his eccentric grandparents, headstrong aunt, and a loyal staff. With the battlefront nearby, the Spada home becomes a bastion of resistance, both clashing and cooperating with the military men imposing on their household.
As his family succumbs to acts of jealousy and betrayal, love and hate, Paolo is recruited to help with a compromising covert operation, and his life is put in irrevocable jeopardy. Not all Bastards Are from Vienna is an unforgettable portrait of the erosion of tradition and the fall of an Italian aristocratic family, whose personal battles burn with more fire than those of the war happening around them.
A remarkable story. Andrea Molesini lives in Venice, Italy, where he was born. The world-famous Ferrante, who writes under a pseudonym, has had her works translated into English, French, Spanish, and Dutch, among many other languages. Congratulations to this wonderful author!!
To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction. Fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize — to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction — the winner and the shortlisted authors now enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.
Celebrating its 45 year anniversary in April , The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25, publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the show to learn, network and kick off their year of business.
This year, we are excited to confirm that 18 Italian companies will participate in the London Book Fair. The Cartiere del Garda adventure began in distant in Riva del Garda TN , when its founders decided to launch an entrepreneurial challenge which would bring lustre and job opportunities to an area which had not at the time experienced its current boom in tourism. Through the acquisitions of Condat and Torraspapel, Lecta has developed into an international paper manufacturer ranking second largest in Europe for production of coated woodfree paper.
This is the second annual event. In the inaugural year, Edilingua saw a great success around the conference dedicated to the teaching of Italian as a foreign or second language. The conference program, in Italian, is attached here. The agreement supports a continuing American exhibition presence at the Havana Book Fair, and will hopefully result in the Cuban publishers coming to BookExpo America , held in Chicago this May.
The pact also emphasizes the importance of continuing to organize panels and educational programs. ITA is proud to organize an international delegation of 60 representatives to attend the Forum. The program will run form May 11 to 15, and will include B2B meetings in the dedicated Business Area. We strongly encourage you to attend this incredible and exciting event!
We congratulate them! Stay tuned for more details. Books translated from Italian are some of the most popular translations available on the U. In fact, in , Italian translations ranked third behind France and Germany. In recent years, this trend has only increased:. To whom does this urban treasure belong? Italian Publisher: Einaudi.
Check out their ItalBooks page here! Club Italiano Dante Alighieri can grant scholarships directly to some deserving students. Centro Studi Italiani offers scholarships for their programs to study a variety of subjects. You could be the next lucky recipient! A lucky teacher will be offered a full scholarship to attend a Glottodidatic Course in enchanting Salerno.
Movie rights have been optioned for the book. Available here: www.
The English edition, Dream House , will be published by Keywords Press in , and you can be sure that her non-Italian speaking followers will be waiting for its publication with baited breath. Housed on the site of the old Ansaldo factory in the Tortona area in Milan, the newly opened Mudec Museum of Cultures is a meeting place for cultures and communities. Its permanent collection includes municipal collections of ethnographic pieces and Wunderkrammer.
Cultures and expos, — , while upcoming exhibitions range from Barbie — The Icon to Gauguin. Tales from Paradise. In addition to the exhibition area, the building has a shop, a bistro bar, a restaurant, and Mudec Junior, an area for children. His latest two novels have been published or are forthcoming in translation in 7 foreign countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Albania, Croatia and Macedonia, with offers in place in other countries, including Poland.
Its aim is to recognize and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. The awards offer categories across all genres of photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography. The edition attracted over , entries from countries and winners will be announced on 23 April. In addition to cash prizes for the overall Professional and Open Photographers of the Year, category winners also receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and Sony Mobile.
The stunning catalog was printed by Pigini Group Printing Division www. L e lingue per lo Strega includes an index by author and by language. And in Russian? For more information and for a free download, please visit: www. The edition of the Fair will highlight the countless writers, poets, popularizers, and illustrators devoted to this theme. Les soupes du monde. The winner and the shortlisted works will be exhibited at the Biblioteca Salaborsa, in the heart of Bologna, during the Fair and then in Milan as part of the Biodiversity Park. Since being published in Italy by Orecchio acerbo www.
For more information, visit laartbookfair. The Polish and Slovakian rights to Carlo A. Is the Conspiracy ripe to come to the States? The Mighty Ones Conspiracy intertwines history and fiction in a captivating tale, full of passions and plot twists: the story of the birth of economic power, a power that is still running our lives. After studying fine arts, she began as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers. She has also published illustrated books, including many for the Italian publisher Logosedizioni www.
To see more of her work, visit our Pinterest page. One lucky teacher will be offered a full scholarship to attend a Glottodidatic Course in the enchanting Italian seaside city of Salerno. To learn more about Accademia Italiana, please visit www. Each book, in full color, presents a short version of the original story and gives information about the cartoonist and the screenwriter, the main characters of the story and the context where it takes place. Learn more at i-d-e-e. One of the stops will be at Eataly Chicago for an authentic experience of cicchetti making www.
In addition to running one of the best cooking schools in the world according to Gourmet Magazine , Enrica is a chef, restauranteur and television personality. To learn more, please visit www. Originally slated to close this month, the exhibit uses the many rooms as if they were the pages of a book, or even better the chapters of a book. The leading Italian publishers will present their latest works in both traditional print and multimedia at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Hall 5. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with several representatives of the participating Italian publishing houses present at the show.
Curated by Stefano Salis, the exhibit features over book covers, including over 40 published by Sellerio, his first publisher. YOU can also be the judge, as this year, the public can cast their vote online for the best cover. Click to visit Noir, Italian Style. Corraini Edizioni www. The fair runs through March 27th. For more information, visit www. Mondomusica New York was conceived for the US market by CremonaFiere, organizers of Cremona Mondomusica, the principle international trade show dedicated to handcrafted musical instruments.
The first edition of Mondomusica New York in had exhibitors and over 2, visitors. Guests included sellers of musical instruments, music teachers and musicians. The presentation concluded with a performance by a trio of musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who played pieces by Beethoven, Dohnanyi Serenade and Mascagni with violin, viola and cello. Mondomusica New York is much more than a trade show: a program of cultural, scientific and artistic events will also be offered. For complete information, please visit www. The fair offers a venue for books that sometimes face obstacles to find a place on the shelves at chain outlets, which tend to privilege books by larger publishers.
Author Gherardo Noce Benigni Olivieri will present his book, which explores an aspect of art that has previously been neglected by art dealers, historians and critics: the close relationship that has always existed between painting, particularly in Naples in the 17th and 18th centuries, and 18th-century Neapolitan nativity scenes. A series of illustrations will demonstrate the remarkable affinities to be found between the latter — still life tableaus in wax, terracotta, wood and three dimensional, which, in the case of Neapolitan nativity scenes, is usually called finimento — and the still lifes painted by the greatest masters of the genre at the time, in Naples and beyond.
Images and, to a lesser extent, words will speak of the profound bonds between artworks in miniature, the hallmarks of Neapolitan nativity scenes, and those on canvas.
Reservations required and limited seating. RSVP: or luma luc. Museum galleries close at 6 p.
Art and design objects and home items will also be sold. A rich calendar of events and workshops for adults and children will be offered at the shop. Corraini Lingotto is curated by Corraini Edizioni www. Officine Saffi also publishes La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo, a bilingual Italian and English , quarterly magazine dedicated to the art of ceramics.
The author will sign books following the presentation and a reception will follow. Viola Di Grado was born in Catania, Italy, in Her second novel, Cuore Cavo , has been a commercial and critical success. She lives and studies in London. Several contemporary Italian films will also be screened as part of the festival.
Recently translated into English, The Black Sheep by Ascanio Celestini recounts the four years he spent traveling through Italy visiting psychiatric hospitals. He listened to and recorded stories told by nurses, doctors, and patients. The result is a powerful and fascinating read about the treatment of mental illness and the mentally ill. The international exhibition Mondomusica the world of music lives up to its name, encompassing not only handcrafted musical instruments, but all things related to music. Of note are publishers of music scores and books.
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