Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grazia Deledda, etc.
In 2014, Beyond Thirty-Nine talked about Girolamo Cardano, Brian Castro, Jonathan Chaves, Jacques de Coutre, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grazia Deledda, Andrew David Field, Timothy Findley, Hetty Hillesum, D. H. Lawrence, Simon Leys, Emilio Lussu, Gabriel García Márquez, Sharmistha Mohanty, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Lincoln Paine, Octavio Paz, Alex Preston, Matteo Ricci, Thomas Rimer, Arundhati Roy, Seneca & Nero, William Shakespeare, Edith Stein, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hugh Thomas, Hwei-Ru Tsou and Len Tsou, Alex von Tunzelmann and many other great authors.
Among the crowd of different artists and characters, we opened pages dedicated to Noam Chomsky, Eleonora Duse, El Greco, Stephen Hawking, William Heering, Gaetano Nicosia, Pinuccio Sciola, etc. – and certainly, we are missing some important name, sorry.
In 2014, Beyond Thirty-Nine organised four cultural events in Hong Kong and Macau, and an important writing retreat of the Hong Kong City University in Sardinia. The splendid and successful week featured the work of Nobel Prize author Grazia Deledda.
Moreover, Beyond Thirty-Nine inaugurated its Radio B39, signed two important agreements with HKWC, Hong Kong Writers Circle, and IWA, Italian Women Association, and launched a crowd funding campaign for a documentary-film on Father Gaetano Nicosia, the ‘Angel of the lepers’.
The latter is the first among many projects we already have in the pipeline: the first book published by B39, which is forecasted for January 2015, a musical event on 4 February 2015 with the extraordinary participation of the Four Tenors of the Sardinian Chorus ‘Grazia Deledda’, an agreement with the best cultural online journal in the world, a great improvement of the Radio programmes, other events in spring, other astonishing books.
Our platform would have never reached its quite incredible success without the support of our readers first, of our friends & writers & advisers Juan José Morales, Gianni Criveller and Paola Caronni, the qualified presence of our wonderful bloggers, our ‘genius of the IT lamp’ Fabrizio Bestoso and our muse Alessandra Cocchi, Matteo Fazzi and the Italian Institute of Culture of HK, the Dante Alighieri Association of HK and all the supporters who in Hong Kong, Macau and recently in Sardinia dedicated and are dedicating time, energy and passion to Beyond Thirty-Nine. Thank you very, very much!
Our heartfelt thanks to all our friends, both near and more distant, and our best wishes for a happy new year!
Angelo Paratico & Ciriaco Offeddu