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About meI was born in Gibraltar, a place of which I have no recollection.
I am half-English and half-Italian, but would like to have at least a dozen other halves.
I live in Italy, in Rome, where I make a living repeating what other people say (some people call this conference interpreting).

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I have published a book of poems - The Observation Car -

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GroupsAncient China, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Cookbookers, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, In the Original, Language, Middle Eastern Literature, Nabokov!show all groups

Favorite authorsMachado de Assis, W. H. Auden, Matsuo Basho, Jorge Luis Borges, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ian Buruma, Italo Calvino, Jared Diamond, Du Fu, M. I. Finley, Michael Grant, Alma Guillermoprieto, Peter Hessler, Bohumil Hrabal, Issa Kobayashi, Ryszard Kapuściński, Norman Lewis, Li Bai, Antonio Machado, John McPhee, Du Mu, Vladimir Nabokov, Marcel Proust, Raymond Queneau, Simon Schama, Charles M. Schulz, Wisława Szymborska, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Ko Un, Derek Walcott, Greg Whincup, William Carlos Williams (Shared favorites)


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Real namePhillip Hill


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Member sinceDec 8, 2008

Currently readingThe Golden Days (The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber, Volume 1) by Cao Xueqin
Gomorra. Viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra by Roberto Saviano
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page
El asombroso viaje de Pomponio Flato by Eduardo Mendoza

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