Francesco Durante is the editor of Italoamericana. The Literature of the Great Migration (Fordham University Press). He is the author of several books published in Italy, and has translated works by various American writers (among them, John Fante, Bret Easton Ellis, Raymond Carver, and William Dean Howells). He teaches Italian American Studies at the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples.
Antony Shugaar is an author and translator. His most recent publication, written with the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., is I Lie for a Living: Dossiers on the Great Spies of All Time (National Geographic Books, Spring 2006). He is the coauthor of Latitude Zero: Tales of the Equator (with Gianni Guadalupi) (Carroll & Graf, 2002). Among his current and recent translations are History of the Holocaust in Italy (Yad Vashem/ University of Nebraska Press), History of the Mafia (Columbia University Press), The Man Who Would Be King of France (University of Chicago Press), Machiavelli's God: Niccolœ Machiavelli's Religious Beliefs (Princeton University Press), Sixteenth-Century European Art (Getty Trust, 2006), Bios Theoretikos, A Life of Aristotle (Princeton University Press, 2006), Italy and Its Invaders (Harvard University Press, 2005), The Internet and the Madonna (University of Chicago Press, 2005), Words Are Stones: Three Days in Sicily (by Carlo Levi, Hesperus Press, London, 2004), Fleeting Rome: In Search of La Dolce Vita (by Carlo Levi, John Wiley, London, 2004), Niccolo's Smile: A Biography of Machiavelli (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2000), and The Judge and the Historian: Marginal Notes on a Late-Twentieth-Century Miscarriage of Justice (by Carlo Ginzburg, Verso, 1999). He is also a freelance journalist, and reviews for the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.