Tiziano Thomas Dossena
Services Offered
Editing
Most Recent Book Title
A Feast of Narrative Anthology V.1, 2, 3
Book Description
A collection of short stories is aimed at presenting the richness of styles and creativity of Italian American writers. It consists of two sections for a total of twenty-three short stories, eight of them nonfiction and fifteen of them fiction, and eighteen authors.
Additional Book Titles
Sunny Days and Sleepless Nights; Federico Tosti Poeta Antiregime; Dona Flor, An opera by Niccolo` van Westerhout; Thye World as an Impression; Caro Fantozzi; Cimbelino by Niccolo` van Westerhout; Colomba by Niccolo` van Westerhout; Fortunio by Niccolo` van Westerhout
Location (city/state/country)
Yonkers/NY/USA
Author bio
Tiziano Thomas Dossena was born in Milan in 1952. He grew up in an artistic and inspiring environment (his father Emilio Giuseppe was a renowned artist) and began writing at a young age. He moved to the United States at sixteen and completed his studies in America, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Mathematics from Kingsborough Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Italian from Queens College and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from The State University of New York.

After returning to Italy in 1978 to study medicine, he received the third prize for sculpture at the “Biennale di Boniprati.” Additional awards and nominations were won in the following years for poetry, journalism, and fiction. Among those worth noting, the first prize for essays at the “De Finibus Terrae;” the second prize for poetry at “Voci Nostre;” the first prize for fiction “Coppa del Mare” at the “Premio Città di Modica;” the second prize for poetry at “Noi e gli Altri;” the Gold Medal for Journalism at “Premio Emigrazione;” the Gold Medal for fiction at “Premio Primavera” and “Premio Sna;” the silver medal at the “Premio Europa” for fiction; qualifying, again for poetry, in third place at the “Premio Napoli” and “Premio Collare d’Italia;” fourth place at the “Premio La Nuova Fonte;” and fifth at the “PremioUngaretti.”

Dossena returned to New York in 1987 and received an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Control Technology from New York City Technical College, followed by a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Purchase College and a System Maintenance Administrator Certification from the BOMI (Building Owners and Managers Institute International) Institute.

His works have appeared in over 100 magazines and anthologies in Italy, France, Greece, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States. Dossena is the founder and Editor in Chief of two magazines, OperaMyLove and OperaAmorMio, both founded in Yonkers, and has been the Editorial Director of L’Idea Magazine since 1990.

In 2011, he was honored for both literary work and community service work at the New York State Assembly by New York State Assemblyman, Joseph Saladino. In 2012, the author received the PREMIO GLOBO TRICOLORE award ‘for the outstanding efforts at keeping the Italian Image known in the world through his literary works”. In 2014, he was asked to read poems at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Yonkers; in that same year, he was awarded the “Italian American Personality of the Year” by the Associazione Culturale Pugliese Maria SS Addolorata.

The author is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Accademia Tiberina, Accademia dei Bronzi, Accademia Marconi, Haute Académie Française, the Académie des Marches (France) and of the Grupo Literario de O'Jornal de Felgueiras (Portugal).

Dossena is the author of "Caro Fantozzi," published by Scriptum Press in 2008, "Dona Flor, An Opera by van Westerhout," published by Idea Publications in 2010, "Sunny Days and Sleepless Nights (2016)," "The World as an Impression" (2020), and "Federico Tosti, Poeta Antiregime", published by Idea Press. He is also the editor on many books, the latest being the three volumes of "A Feast of Narrative, an Anthology of Italian American Writers," published in 2020 and 2021.

The author has given cultural presentations at Yonkers libraries and throughout Westchester and New York City, and has won the “2019 Sons of Italy Literary Award” for ‘his contribution to the Italian American Experience in America”.

Dossena was a council member (1998-2004) and Recording Secretary (1998-2001) of the COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) in New York, and is an officer of the Giuseppe Garibaldi Lodge #2583, OSDIA.

Dossena has received in 2021 the Lifetime Achievement award from Italian Charities of America.
Professional Speaker Topics
Memoir Writing; Holocaust; WWII; Poetry writing
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