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Sardinia – let’s stop the criminal decisions (*) and change direction

Let me help you discover Sardinia. I know many of you already know about this country. Many of you have been there at least one time; others have a house there; and, like myself, some of you come from Sardinia. However, I would like to show you this unique land using a different and provocative […]

THEi University in Sardinia – Another great achievement of Beyond Thirty-Nine

THEi University in Sardinia – Another great achievement of Beyond Thirty-Nine

Providing a complete view and new insights into the Sardinian structure of Management and Hospitality Industry, including the University and its departments dedicated to food, nutrition and management, the number of Istituti Alberghieri with kitchen facilities and international chefs, and the chain of villages that act as a campus for lessons and workshops on traditional […]

Interview with Anne Teoh on her first book, “The Call of Love”, recently published

Interview with Anne Teoh on her first book, “The Call of Love”, recently published

Anne Teoh wrote two interesting articles on Beyond Thirty-Nine ‘in search for Timothy Mo’, which garnered a huge appreciation and hundreds of shares. We are grateful for her stubborn scout: Tim Mo is a great writer and his disappearance, perhaps voluntary, remains one of the most catching mystery of the present literature. Now, Anne Teoh […]

Follow Up of ‘Search for Timothy Mo’ – The second article by Anne Teoh for Beyond Thirty-Nine

Follow Up of ‘Search for Timothy Mo’ – The second article by Anne Teoh for Beyond Thirty-Nine

In May I wrote an article voicing the concern of many readers, critics and lecturers intimate with the works of Timothy Mo about his disappearance. It is well over a month now and this article has garnered over 580 shares on Facebook and is by no means a stagnant figure but one that keeps rising; […]

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Reading On Chesil Beach consoled me. Despite its presentation as ‘another masterwork from Ian McEwan’ and his credentials from Atonement, which I really enjoyed, when I finished this 166-page novel I saw it as a controversial work, a book rightfully open to doubt and criticism. I apologise for my resulting sentiments, but having just come […]

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

“The book you are going to write must have a well-defined target reader,” Junot Díaz said. I remember his lessons, his concepts. “You cannot write for everybody, but only for a certain, specific slice of audience. And you must know it, and respect it.” So, reading The Buried Giant, I thought of its readers and […]

The Search for Missing Timothy Mo – An article by Anne Teoh for Beyond Thirty-Nine

The Search for Missing Timothy Mo – An article by Anne Teoh for Beyond Thirty-Nine

I was alerted late, in 2015, to renew my reading of Timothy Mo’s amazing development since Monkey King and Sweet and Sour. When I started reading his early Oriental novels in the 80s, the Oxford writer had gone on to produce, “An Insular Possession, The Reluctance of Courage, Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard, Renegade or Halo […]

Why don’t we have Le French May?

Why don’t we have Le French May?

In my last article, Vision versus Utopia, I wrote: ‘What is the vision of Italy for the next fifteen years? Or of Sardinia, my country? There is no answer because there is no vision, unluckily. The day-by-day tactics is driving two wonderful lands to a dramatic decline.’ I received dozens of emails with interesting comments […]

Vision versus Utopia

Vision versus Utopia

Consider a company, no matter what industry it belongs to. Before looking at its strategy—I mean, before you can formulate its strategy in a concise and systematic way, one that is able to drive and merge all the efforts toward a specific direction—you have to examine and take into account its guiding beliefs, and the […]

I am a mutant, a short story by Camila Oberto

I am a mutant, a short story by Camila Oberto

I am a mutant, I know well. A combination of genes that is different from that of my remote past and of the past-which-is-only-just-gone-by, as D. H. Lawrence called it, that intermediate period of time that still hovers unresolvedly in my background. And unlike the joining and merging of yesterday’s storm of emotions too, which, […]

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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