The Bologna Insitute for Policy Research | Seminar Series Event | Katherine-Wilson-BOOK-PRESENTATION-Only-in-Naples-Lessons-in-Food-and-Famiglia-from-my-Italian-Mother-in-Law-
October 20, 2016 - 20:00 Penthouse - Organized in partnership with Associazione Italo-Americana “Luciano Finelli” Friends of the Johns Hopkins University and International Women's Forum of Bologna

BOOK PRESENTATION: Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law
Katherine Wilson

Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law is a spellbinding journey into the heart of Neapolitan life. Steeped in sunlight, wine and unforgettable food, the memoir is a love letter to a city and a family, a coming-of-age story, and a transporting account of learning to live the Italian way.

Kirkus Reviews calls it "an exuberant account of love and great Italian food," Booklist describes it as "vivid, candid… hilariously honest", and the Daily Mirror "deliciously entertaining." New York Times best-selling author and filmmaker Adriana Trigiani calls the book a "glorious memoir celebrating the holy trinity of Italian life: love, food and family. (Katherine Wilson's) keen eye and sense of humor takes you through the winding streets of Naples at a clip, on a ride you hope will never end. If you love Italy, or the idea of it, you will love this book."

Renowned best-selling New York Times restaurant critic, author and chef Ruth Reichl writes: "In a world filled with food memoirs, this one stands out. Katherine Wilson gives us more than the fabulous food of Naples. She offers us a passport to an exotic country we would never be able to enter on our own." Only in Naples was BBC national radio's Book of the Week in June, 2016.


Katherine Wilson was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, she pursued a diploma in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Bologna, Italy. She then began working in Italian film, television and theatre, as well as translations and dubbing. Her career has included leading roles in Jesus Christ Superstar with Carl Anderson and Amii Stewart, Evita with Bob Simon, and the television miniseries Submerged directed by James Keach. She also appeared in Giuseppe Tornatore's film The Best Offer with Donald Sutherland and Geoffrey Rush. She lives in Rome with her husband and two children.


American Foreign Policy
Conflict Management
Energy, Resources and Environment
European and Eurasian Studies
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Middle East Studies
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