Beppe Severgnini

Beppe Severgnini is a columnist and an editor at Corriere della Sera, which he joined in 1995. He was the editor-in-chief of its weekly magazine 7, from 2017 to 2019 and he created Italians in 1998 – the longest-running blog in the Italian media. He recently launched Fotosintesi, a video-column for Corriere TV. He became a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times in 2013. His writing has appeared in The Financial Times and The Economist, where he was the Italy correspondent from 1996 to 2003. He’s the author of eighteen books, including the American bestsellers Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S. and La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind. His most recent books are Neoitaliani (Rizzoli, 2020); Italiani si rimane (Solferino, Milan 2018), a memoir; and Off the Rail – A Train Trip Through Life (Berkley, New York 2019).


Beppe Severgnini presents
Italian LessonsFifty Things We Know About Life Now

Saturday, May 14th at 3:00pm ET- WEBINAR

Join us for a conversation with author Beppe Severgnini as we discuss his latest book Italian LessonsFifty Things We Know About Life Now published by Vintage.

One-of-a-kind timeless lessons for handling challenges and living with joy, the Italian way – “with unparalleled insight and brilliant wit, Severgnini’s book not only transports us to Italy but deep into the Italian mind and spirit” (Stanley Tucci, host of Searching for Italy).Is there an Italian way to deal with life? Can we all learn something from the Italians?

Italy often arouses in Americans a unique mix of attraction and bafflement, moderate disapproval and incredible allure. From the Italians’ love of poetry to an innate desire to socialize to the regional differences between the north and the south, Beppe Severgnini, who has dedicated his career to the meticulous observation of his compatriots, embarks on an enthralling quest to identify a core Italian identity and explore how that identity has evolved since the global pandemic.

Told with the warmth and humor of a longtime friend, Severgnini touches upon patience, endurance, and wisdom, and offers a one-of-a-kind set of timeless lessons for overcoming trials, the Italian way.