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Three Easy Pieces

Three Easy Pieces

My book ranking. While organising my new bookshelves, out of curiosity, I tried to find a method of understanding my preferences in authors and novels over the years. Since these books were collected during different lives and in different locations, I used the criterion of counting the duplicates – the number of books by the […]

Don’t kill my pastasciutta

Don’t kill my pastasciutta

I always say that in Singapore I usually eat better than in Hong Kong, especially Italian cuisine – not to mention Sardinian cuisine, which is almost absent in Hong Kong. I feel that in Singapore – this is my opinion – the quality of the raw ingredients is better and there is a greater respect […]

2015: Our figures, our deeds

2015: Our figures, our deeds

In 2015, our cultural platform peaked with a huge number of more than 4,972,000 hits in the year (which means an average of more than 471,000 hits per month), more than 817,000 pages read (an average of 68,000 per month, with some months exceeding 80,000 pages read) and more than 190,000 visits (an average of […]

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole (1937–1969) messed me up some. I didn’t know him, even if I’m slowly trying to retrace all the pieces and writers who have won the Pulitzer Prize. It is a hard job, I have to say, because my approval threshold is high and several novels are only slightly above the pass level […]

Santo Agostinho e “anjo dos leprosos” chegam ao cinema e televisão

Santo Agostinho e “anjo dos leprosos” chegam ao cinema e televisão

Uma longa-metragem dedicada à vida de Santo Agostinho (354-430) está a ser preparada no âmbito de uma coprodução entre a Argélia e a Tunísia, anunciou a Signis – Associação Católica Mundial para a Comunicação.

Economia (nostra) e Finanza (loro)

Scommetto che non avete notato (era sfuggito anche a me) l’ultimo discorso del presidente della Banca Centrale Europea, il nostro Mario Draghi. Col piglio vagamente bellico che va usando da un paio d’anni, ha detto: “Se decidiamo che l’attuale traiettoria della nostra azione non è sufficiente a raggiungere l’obiettivo (l’inflazione al 2 per cento annuo, […]

Long Live the Book Club

Long Live the Book Club

I confess that I’m really hit by the recent events and by the reaction of so many people. The social media are full of shouts and insults as never. A lot of writers use the online space not for explaining their opinions in a polite and reasonable way, as much as is possible, of course, […]

Father Nicosia, the Angel of the Lepers

Father Nicosia, the Angel of the Lepers

Straordinario successo e commovente partecipazione per la prima proiezione ufficiale a Hong Kong del documentario ‘Father Nicosia, the Angel of the Lepers’. Piu’ di cento persone, molte delle quali in piedi o sedute nei gradini del Visual Arts Centre, hanno assistito al film che rende testimonianza e tributo a un santo vivente, Padre Gaetano Nicosia. Il […]

Ring Roads, by Patrick Modiano

Ring Roads, by Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano is a French novelist and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014. The cover of Ring Roads (Les Boulevards de Ceinture, in its original version and language) has a statement in red: ‘A Marcel Proust of our time’ by Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. I don’t know […]

The Literary Galtellì Prize – comments

The Literary Galtellì Prize – comments

I’d like to comment the Literary Galtellì Week and Prize through the words written by some of our guests. I’m going to use an anonymous form for obvious reasons of privacy. I think that these comments are self-explanatory and don’t require any add-on; and that the images shown in the attached gallery are self-evident too. […]

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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

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