Giuseppe Raudino

Biography

Born in Sicily (Italy) in 1977. Lecturer in Media Theory, PR and Media Skills at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (the Netherlands). Freelance writer and indie author.

Smashwords Interview

Giuseppe, you are an Italian author who writes in English: how is that?
The English language is simply great: so precise, so many words, so specific and so incredibly full of nuances. Take as an example the words 'safety' and 'security': they express two different meanings, but in Italian we just have one word ('sicurezza') and we need to rely on the context to assign the appropriate meaning. I could come up with an endless list of Italian ambiguous words like that... and I definitely prefer clarity.
I feel confident about the English language and I accepted the challenge with this novel. However, since I am not a native speaker, I decided to hire a professional editor from the US who checked my style and fixed some minor flaws before my novel was published at Smashwords.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I have been living for eighteen years in Syracuse (Italy), a small but incredibly beautiful city on the eastern coast of Sicily, which was founded in 734 BC by Greek settlers. Siracusa (as we call it in Italian) is therefore very ancient, and you can find monuments and beauty everywhere. This has influenced my writing heavily - as a matter of fact the sunny Syracuse is depicted in my novel Until Morning.
At the age of eighteen I moved to Siena (Tuscany, Italy) where I studied communication and got my masters degree. Siena was a different type of beauty - dark, Gothic, medieval - but I feel a deep bond with it. By the way, also part of the story told in Until Morning is set in Siena.
Getting back to your question, I do believe that all the places where I grew up are an indispensable source of inspiration for me.
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Books

Until Morning
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 55,860. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Until Morning is a story about different nationalities, habits, customs, common places and stereotypes experienced by a bunch of university students, a lighthearted account on young people's life in a “double speed” Europe, where North and South are not simply a geographical diversity but, most of the time, a source of social disparity and a different way of meaning love, sympathy and solidarity.

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