Journalist, Columnist; Author, La Bella Figura
Beppe Severgnini is a columnist for the Financial Times and has been writing for the Corriere della Sera since 1995. His most recent book is Mamma Mia! Berlusconi’s Italy Explained to Posterity and Friends Abroad. Since 1998, Severgnini has been moderating the Italians blog. He is the most-followed Italian journalist on Twitter and the best-selling author of twelve books, including La Bella Figura, Un Italiano in America, and Ciao, America! He has written for The Sunday Times, The Economist, and The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, he was voted European Journalist of the Year in Brussels. Severgnini is also a broadcaster and has worked for Rai, Sky Italia, Channel 4 UK, and the BBC. He teaches at the Walter Tobagi School of Journalism at the University of Milan/IFG. He has been a research fellow and writer in residence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught at Middlebury College and at the universities of Milan-Bocconi, Parma, and Pavia.