Beppe Severgnini is an opinion columnist for the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper and the author of 16 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 latest book is "Signori, si cambia" (Rizzoli, 2015). “La vita è un viaggio" (Life is a Journey) in 2014 has been adapted for the stage and acted by the author.
Beppe became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. His writing has appeared in Time magazine, The Financial Times and The Economist, where he was Italy correspondent from 1996 to 2003. In 2004, he was voted “European Journalist of the Year” in Brussels.
In 2015 he anchors his own prime time TV show, "L'erba dei vicini" (Rai 3).
Mr. Severgnini studied law at Pavia University. As a foreign correspondent, he was posted to London, Moscow and Washington, and has also covered Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East.
He teaches at the School of Journalism of the University of Milan, and has been a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Isaiah Berlin visiting scholar at Oxford University and visiting fellow at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
In 2001, Beppe Severgnini was made an Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II and in 2011 the president of Italy conferred on him the title of Commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
He lives in Crema and Milano.
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