Lisa Clifford wins literary award

In August this year, Lisa Clifford was awarded the 2009 Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize for Writing about Italians in Australia.

The book, Death in the Mountains, describes a Tuscany the travel brochures don't know. It takes the reader into a time & place & a world almost forgotten now, even by Tuscans, but still vivid in the effects on each person who was formed by those times. Lisa sees with the clear-eyed love of an adopted Tuscan, & shares with us her warm appreciation for the harsh and beautiful world which lies so close behind the one we all see today.
I love this book & I am delighted that it has been properly recognised. Don't miss it.
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