New Translation Project at Augusta University English and Foreign Languages Dpt

Students taking Dr. Giada Biasetti’s Introduction to Spanish/English translation class in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University are working on an exciting real-life project in collaboration with Italian author Frank Iodice and the Non-Profit Organization Articoli Liberi. Students are translating chapters of Frank Iodice’s novel A Perfect Idiot from English into Spanish. It is a semester-long project that includes various revisions, writing workshops, and peer-reviews. They are also working in collaboration with the author, who is reviewing the translation to make sure that it is faithful to the original and to his style. It will give students a real-life and hands-on experience on what it means to be a literary translator and work in collaboration with a published multi-lingual author. The final product will be sent out to be published as an excerpt of the entire novel with a title of its own. In fact, students are also working on finding a creative and original title for their translation, which focuses on two particular characters of the novel: Don Vito Palladino and Signorina Rosario Rossi. They are so excited to be a part of this project and Dr. Biasetti can’t wait to see the final product! She is very proud of her students and hopes that it will be a great learning experience for them.

Grazie mille to: Patricia Bustinza Rojas, Jasmine Cole, Gabriel Foral, Faith Gadson, John Paul Lynn, Ana Mena, Lexie Mosley, Lejla Mujadzic, Erin Newark, Rebecca Rowland, Khristina Salazar, Allyson Smith, Adi Thiru, Tara Watts, and Colton Williams.

Also participating in the project are Dr. Biasetti’s students taking Introduction to Spanish/English Interpretation: Jacob Bonitatibus, Marcia Diehl, Carol Giardina, Lejla Mujadzic, and Siera Sisson.

Our Books Free to Columbia County Alternative School

Thanks to Professor Giada Biasetti and Lucinda J. Clark, founder of PRA Publishing, the students at the Columbia County Alternative School can discover the story of Odette, Meli Montreux and the narrator of “A Perfect Idiot” and discover Italian Author, Frank Iodice. Thank you again for your passion and support! And sorry, sorry, sorry to those of you who couldn’t get a copy!!!

A Perfect Idiot at the Writers Weekend 2019

Articoli Liberi crossed the ocean! We were at the Writers Weekend at the end of January, hosted by the Creative Writing Program and the English and Foreign Languages Department at the Augusta University with our author Frank Iodice who presented his book “A perfect idiot”. Thank you very much to Professor Giada Biasetti for her dearest support and faith in the project! More that 50 copies were offered to the students during the class visits. We all wish that many of them will have a chance to read Frank’s lovely book!

Gary Taxali realized a Terrific Cover Art for us!

Thank you so much to Gary Taxali, the award-winning fine art illustrator who realized this wonderful cover art for our new project: “A Perfect Idiot” by Frank Iodice.

Gary was honored to take part in this project dedicated to Middle and High-School students. We will distribute free copies of this book thanks to the collaboration of Professor Giada Biasetti, from Augusta University Foreign Languages Dpt, and Lucinda Clark, founder of PRA Publishing.


A Perfect Idiot

Frank Iodice

Paperback: 162 pages

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-8894376227

L’ Amore è… Illustrated by Fernando Cobelo, Our Second Book is out!

Una raccolta di poesie delicate ed essenziali, che non hanno la pretesa di dare risposte, ma l’incredibile capacità di insegnarci a coltivare le domande. Perché solo con quelle scopriremo cosa c’è dietro una parola così indefinibile, piena di significati, eppure utilizzata in maniera semplicistica dalla maggior parte di noi.

Grazie Fernando Cobelo per la bellissima illustrazione in copertina. E grazie Giulia!

L’Amore è…

Giulia Quaranta Provenzano

Copertina flessibile: 38 pagine

Lingua: Italiano

ISBN-13: 978-8894376234