Congratulations to Prof. Robin Pickering-Iazzi, whose much-anticipated translation of Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s Tina, Mafia Soldier (Canto al deserto: Storia di Tina, soldato di mafia, 1994) will be released by Soho Press on March 7, 2023. On both CrimeReads’ “Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2023” and Crime Fiction Lover’s “Most Wanted Crime Novels of 2023,” this classic of Italian feminist mafia literature tells the story of a dangerous, enigmatic young mafiosa in a provocative exploration of gender identity and the Cosa Nostra. Publishers Weekly’s starred review notes that “The fully developed characters complement the richly portrayed Sicilian setting, and a lengthy translator’s note provides useful background on the novel’s time and place.”
Two days after the release, Pickering-Iazzi will discuss the book at Boswell Book Company at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 9. Free; advanced registration requested.