Carlo Pizzati

Writer in Paramankeni, India

Carlo Pizzati

Writer in Paramankeni, India

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Author and guest lecturer.

He’s worked as a cashier in a pharmacy in a dark and rainy valley, as a sound technician at Bluegrass concerts, as a construction worker in France, a lifeguard in Florida, then sailing instructor in Italy, while surviving only one night as a fast food cook.

Now he lives near a fishermen’s village in Southern India with his wife and a few stray beach dogs. He writes about Asia for the Italian national daily paper la Stampa, teaches communication theory at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai and lectures around the world.

To pay the rent since he was 17 years old, he’s also had to work as special correspondent for the Italian national daily La Repubblica, first based in New York City, then in Rome, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Madrid.

He’s been a stringer for the BBC-WGBH radio program “The World,” an intern at the Associated Press, a political talk show host for Italian national tv la 7, a producer of investigative documentaries for Rai 3's "Report", and finally editorial director at a couple of web-sites in bubble-bursting days (Virgilio in Milan, Kataweb Spain in Madrid).

Then he started writing books (“Technoshamans” non-fiction, the novels “Criminàl” and “Nimodo” and “Il Passo Che Cerchi” a short-stories collection) and feature movies (“I don’t know yet” and two more).

Born in a country where women still didn't have the right to vote at the time (Switzerland), he survived puberty in a country where people still couldn't legally divorce (Valdagno, a town north of Venice), and then moved in a foreign city among Born Again Christian abortion clinic bombers and serial killers (Pensacola, Florida) for four very interesting years, before graduating from The American University in Washington D.C. (which stands for Doesn't Care, as he found out) and getting a Masters at Columbia University in New York where he survived living in almost every borough and Manhattan neighbourhood.