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Celebrating Grazia Deledda – The Galtellì Literary Prize

Celebrating Grazia Deledda – The Galtellì Literary Prize

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching an international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì. The top five selected writers will be invited to Sardinia for workshops […]

Our figures, our deeds

Our figures, our deeds

In March 2015, our cultural platform peaked with a huge number of more than 537,000 hits in one month (four times the number of March 2014), more than 71,000 pages read (almost three times the corresponding number) and more than 16,000 visits. Moreover, Beyond Thirty-Nine is now a journal with about 10,000 loyal readers (almost […]

Le Ore di Spagna (The Time spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia

Le Ore di Spagna (The Time spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia

While reading Le Ore di Spagna (The Time Spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia (1921–1989), I thought of Elvis Presley. After his death – I mean the death of the unforgettable Elvis – one of his songs, Rubbernechin’, a stirring rock ’n’ roll number, was remixed by Paul Oakenfold and released as a new single […]

The reason why – dedicated to Sharmistha Mohanty

The reason why – dedicated to Sharmistha Mohanty

They left. And I’m here, at 7.30 am, sitting on the white marble stairs, which are cold under my bottom. The cypresses look at me as they parade in the centre of the little square. This is the lateral ingress of the Oia cemetery of Santorini, in Greece. There is a narrow gate on the […]

‘Our’ Leonardo Da Vinci

‘Our’ Leonardo Da Vinci

After the event of February (the Sardinian tenors in Hong Kong) and the publication on the first B39 book, Writing First, Beyond Thirty-Nine is involved or committed in four great projects: – The book Leonardo Da Vinci: A Chinese Scholar Lost in Renaissance Italy by Angelo Paratico, Lascar Publishing HK, for which there are reservations from […]

Reflecting on Meaningful Connections, by Barbara Dalle Pezze

Reflecting on Meaningful Connections, by Barbara Dalle Pezze

We received an interesting article from Barbara Dalle Pezze, a wonderful friend who always supported the initiatives and the events of Beyond Thirty-Nine. The writing is about “The Self and Others”, I’d say, quoting a famous book by R. D. Laing (one of my favourite psychiatrists, who wrote splendid essays going against the psychiatric orthodoxy […]

A book and a column by Weili Fan

A book and a column by Weili Fan

Weili Fan was one of the participants of the writing retreat in Sardinia, in October 2014, and I was very happy. She is an exquisite person and an evocative and deep writer, and I had worked well with her during the Master in Creative Writing at Hong Kong City University, in 2012. The autumn Sardinian […]

Writing First – Beyond Thirty-Nine

Writing First – Beyond Thirty-Nine

We are so proud of our first published book. The collection of articles has significant value and is truly interesting, and shows a relevant insight into the different topics that our cultural platform covers. Seven writers, Angelo Paratico, Ciriaco Offeddu, Juan Morales, Betty Wej, Georges Halpern, Gianni Criveller and Paola Caronni – so seven sensibilities, […]

Soumission, by Michel Houellebecq

Soumission, by Michel Houellebecq

I ordered and read Soumission in French, one of the first editions, or rather a volume of a limited Flammarion edition of 120 copies. And again, as usual after finishing a book by Michel Houellebecq, I’m astonished, amazed and full of admiration for this author so unique. I quote the introduction to the novel first, […]

Ciao Asmara, by Justin Hill

Ciao Asmara, by Justin Hill

I didn’t want to die, but I was dying. For the second of three times during a recovery that was more inexplicable and harsh than my accident. In the second of three hospitals in which I was clumsily dropped as a difficult case and not a patient. Alone in a room at the bottom of […]

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THE AUTHOR
Ciriaco OffedduCIRIACO OFFEDDU
Engineer, CEO of several companies, more than twenty years of experience as a leader of a consulting group specialized in direct management in a broad range of business disciplines and industries, expert in internationalization processes.

Newly Graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master in Creative Writing.

Author of many publications.

@COffeddu

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention


NewsletterAug2013

List of a few of MFA students’ publications, awards and honors in literary publishing


The CityU MFA’s Occasional & Unpredictable Newsletter

The CityU MFA’s Occasional & Unpredictable Newsletter