January 2017
The DeepRead

Welcome to our first issue of The DeepRead, a newsletter dedicated to book-lovers & Italophiles! It's my pleasure to share my recent news & developments. I look forward, as always, to hearing from you.

Auguri di buone feste / Warmest holiday wishes,


The 7 Fishes

Now that the holidays are here, I can't help but think back to the "the seven fishes," the Christmas Eve feast in my Calabrian home.

Read more about the seven fishes here, in a passage from 
My Two Italies. Let me know about your own holiday traditions, which I hope were as tasty - and happily chaotic - as mine.
Hot off the Press

I'm thrilled to share that In a Dark Wood  is now out in a beautiful new paperback. The German translation will also appear in 2017, to go along with the  Italian edition.
In a Dark Wood (Perennial)

Here's my video trailer and NPR interview for In a Dark Wood, and an excerpt from the book in Literary Hub.
Join the Community

Thanks to your generous interest, my Facebook "author" page has now over 6,000 followers.

I welcome you to join our community, and if you already have,  grazie mille for your ongoing support.

Joseph Luzzi
What's New
Upcoming Talks

I'll be giving a number of talks this winter, including many for One Day University (in Boston, Providence, and San Diego). I will also be honored to speak in the  Lowell Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on March 4th - I hope to see you there!


Name That City

In what Italian town are these awesomely named streets from? The first reader to contact me with the correct answer will win a free signed copy of  My Two Italies...

What Moves the Stars?
Here's my piece in R ead It Forward on how great literature like Dante's
Divine Comedy  can help us move "beyond grief"...

Nota Bene
Some recent books & pieces that caught my attention, for you to consider...