American Business Group Milan
Speaker for September 2017
Viviana Mazza is a writer and a journalist at the Corriere della Sera foreign desk. For Corriere she specializes in the Middle East, Pakistan, the USA, the UK and Nigeria; she also contributes to the La27Ora blog.
In November 2015 (together with Paolo Valentino) Viviana was the first European newspaper journalist to interview the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, after his election.
She has published the following books for Mondadori: Storia di Malala, Il Bambino Nelson Mandela and a version of the Storia di Malala book for younger children. In April 2016 she published Ragazze rubate, written with Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. It tells the story of the young girls kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram. In July 2016 a version for younger readers of Il Bambino Nelson Mandela was published.
In collaboration with Minna Proctor she translated Tullio Kezich's book Federico Fellini His Life and Work into English.
She contributed a chapter to Che cos'è l'ISIS, a collaborative effort by Corriere della Sera journalists.
Mazza studied at the liceo classico Mario Cutelli in Catania. She then moved to Turin where she obtained her bachelor's degree at Turin University (2001). After Turin she won a Fulbright Scholarship and completed a Master of Science in Journalism at Columbia University, New York (2004). She was also awarded a Graduate Diploma in Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (2005).She has worked for or collaborated with several newspapers and magazines: La Stampa, Giornale di Sicilia, Colors, Egypt Today.
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