Guido Mattioni


Born in Udine, Italy in 1952, I have lived and worked in Milan since 1978. During 33 years of journalism I have worked for daily newspapers as well as weekly and monthly magazines while holding almost every professional title possible, from reporter to editor-in-chief and deputy editor to special correspondent. When I was younger - yes, I’ve been younger! - I wrote two non-fiction books. I’m married to Maria Rosa, a medical doctor who is a specialist in oncology and so she is also someone who is much more socially useful than I am, apart of being definitely a much more beautiful person too. If I could be reincarnated I would like to do it as a chef. I’m also very proud of having been an honorary citizen of Savannah, Georgia since 1998. My novel "Whispering Tides" ended as Finalist both The Global eBook Awards in Santa Barbara CA and the Usa Best Book Awards in Los Angeles (Literary Fiction category). In 2013 Global eBook Awards edition my novel is the Winner of Multicutural Fiction category. The italian original version of the novel, entitled "Ascoltavo le maree", has been adopted as a teaching "tool" by the Modern & Classical Languages Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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Whispering Tides
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When his beloved wife Nina suddenly dies - after 23 years together - Alberto Landi leaves Milan Italy. He is fifty, alone and confused, but he definitely knows he has to escape far away, across the ocean, to the place he and Nina have always loved together. He lands in Savannah, Ga. There he starts to rebuild his new life. The dream is coming true until the day he wakes up and discover that...

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  • Il lago femmina on Nov. 05, 2011

    C'è un mondo bizzarro, riflesso in quegli specchi magnetici e in parte un po' farlocchi che sono i laghi italiani. Ma anziché le allodole, sembrano attirare appunto un'umanità colorita e balenga, imprevedibilmente umorale e dai nomi altrettanto insoliti come l'Algisa, la Giselda, il Leonida. Gente che si permette tuttavia di affibbiare soprannomi ad altri - anche se a volte se li meritano - come il povero Pletorico, diviso tra il sogno di diventare cronista e la necessità di essere becchino. Con la sua prosa incalzante e leggera, proprio come i refoli del Mergozzo, ma senza perdere mai, nemmeno in una riga, la sua incalzante e ferrea logica di giallista consumato, Bini ci regala un ritratto impareggiabile di questo micromondo dove la semplicità dell'esistere scivola a volte nel torbido e dove la morte altro non è se non quel che è sempre stata da che mondo è mondo, ovvero un inevitabile riflesso della vita.
  • DRIFTING AWAY and other poems on Sep. 20, 2012

    When it comes to poetry nothing could be better than feelings and heartbeats springing off from the intimate depth of an Italian author, even if poems are written in English. So take it for granted: Italian poet Martina Lunardelli’s deep feelings and heartbeats remain as if un-translated, talking to you in a universal language. Touching your soul, lifting your spirit, committing your thought. Letting you - finally - free to drift away.