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  • Photo Credit: MARY ANN HALPIN
    Interview with the fearless writer that transcended eras, genders and stereotypes. During our conversation with the feminist icon, we’ve also come to discover the author’s strong ties with the Italian culture, from her love of Dante to her encounter with Umberto Eco. She is also the recipient of the Fernanda Pivano Award for American Literature, a prize named in honor of the Italian writer and translator. And of course we talked about #metoo, zipless fuck and much more...
  • Fernanda Pivano died in Milan in August after a long colorful life as a translator and friend of many of America's best contemporary artists and writers. A memorial service for her at the Italian Cultural Institute brought back memories of an earlier time and renewed appreciation of her many great efforts on behalf of the US in Italy.