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Viviana Mazza: Interview with an Italian Journalist

Viviana Mazza: Interview with an Italian Journalist

We met Italian Journalist Viviana Mazza on Twitter, when researching the difficult story of Fakhra Younas, a Pakistani woman who was attacked with acid, and taken in by Italy where she underwent countless surgeries until she ended her life March 17, 2012. Viviana helped us connect with Elena Doni, the author of Fakhra’s memoir, a best […]

November 22, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Murder by Moonlight

Murder by Moonlight

My name is Sandra, and I am a professional killer. However, I don’t spend all of my time killing people; during the day I am a mother of three, a wife, a writer, a philanthropist, and even a part-time librarian at my son’s school. But when the sun goes down, I shed my daytime persona, […]

June 15, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Honoring Literary Fiction Author Camilla Trinchieri

Honoring Literary Fiction Author Camilla Trinchieri

As writers, each of us has a writer, or several,  who has made a difference in our lives. Writers we admired. Writers who have mentored us, friended us, sent an encouraging note. Or, from a distance, simply and deeply moved us  with their work. Literary fiction author, Camilla Trinchieri, is one of those writers for […]

June 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Italian Author Elena Doni: Writing Fakhra Younas’ Life Story

Italian Author Elena Doni: Writing Fakhra Younas’ Life Story

Backstory. The memoir, “Il volto cancellato” by Fakhra Younas with Elena Doni, is the story of a Pakistani woman who started life in Karachi’s red light district, became famous as a dancer and movie star, and then was unspeakably disfigured by an acid attack. Fakhra married her “prince”, the son of the former governor of Pakistan’s […]

June 1, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More