Ottavio Cappellani

Ottavio Cappellani is a journalist with a daily column in La Sicilia. He lives in Catania, Sicily, where he writes for several other Italian newspapers, fronts a post-punk band, and cultivates carob trees and olives.

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Sicilian Tragedee

Ottavio Cappellani; Translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Balding, forty-something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up-and-coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London’s financial world loves. He, in turn,...

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Who Is Lou Sciortino?

Ottavio Cappellani; Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Ottavio Cappellani’s wildly entertaining Mafia comedy takes us into the unhinged world of a family that makes the Sopranos look like the Waltons. As blood-red...

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