colosseumdrawingMy short story, “The Romance of Ruins,” was published at (, February 2018. Image from The Walters Art Museum.


WhatWorldIsThisCover “Lily on the Bus,” in What World is This? And Other Stories, Boston, Mass: Tuscany Press, 2014. Order on here.




Lily on the Bus, 2nd Place, Tuscany Press Prize for Fiction, 2013




LunchGroppina Soup  Honorable Mention, Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest 2010

courtyardVia Pergolesi, Milan  Honorable Mention, Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest 2009




Non Fiction
(reviews, personal essays, travel essays, memoir):

tabucchi“The Wacky Beetle,” Review of Antonio Tabucchi’s For Isabel, A Mandala, Numéro Cinq Magazine, August 2017.

theprivatelife“While the Cat’s Away,” Review of The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma, by Ratika Kapur, Numéro Cinq Magazine, December 2016.

“Unnatural Light,” Review of Party Headquarters by Georgi Tenev, Numéro Cinq Magazine, March 2016.

“A Way Home,” Review of Mai Al-Nakib’s The Hidden Light of Objects, Numéro Cinq Magazine, April 2015.

RoadBrianconweb“How to Sightsee in France with Your Teenage Son,” Numéro Cinq Magazine, March 2015.



Boar Hunting In Tuscany (March 2014)






The Dance of Entanglement: A Review of Marguerite Duras’ L’Amour (October 2013)

ValTroncheawithFlowers Abused in the Alps (September 2013)





Naguib Mahfouz, Palace Walk and Old Cairo (March 16, 2012)




Graduation75My First Job (June 4, 2011)

Nat1978Sabah Al Khair Habibti (April 28, 2011)







BaguttaOn the Hunt for Elusive Literary Game: the Premio Bagutta, Italy’s Oldest Literary Prize (March 31, 2011)






A Letter  from Italy (Feb 21, 2011)








Missing Dad (Jan 26, 2011)






viewofSestri Quality Time on the Bay of Silence, Sestri Levante (Jan 3, 2011)


SanLorenzoedited What it’s like living here, 2 [Milan] (Dec 3, 2010)





DuomoWhat it’s like living here, 1 [Milan] (Oct 5, 2010)


Photo Essays:


Masquerade in Milan: Fashion Week (October 2013)






Drenched in Venice: Text and Photographs (June 2013)





Death by Oranges: Ivrea at Carnival (March 2013)








 The 19th Century and Milan’s Duomo: A Collage of Impressions and Photographs (January 2013)








Revisiting Tahrir Square: Text and Photographs — Natalia Sarkissian (August 6, 2012)






NeighborsfullGauteng and the Cape Peninsula: Encountering South Africa (June 21, 2012)



Cart on the Seafront Promenade, Alexandria, Egypt

L’Immacolata: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Liguria, Italy  (Dec 19, 2011)




IMG_4214The Feast of Sacrifice: Eid-al-Adha at Alexandria, Egypt (Nov 14, 2011)




ComoArcadePostcards from Italy: Lake Como (Sept 27, 2011)






PalazzoPubblicoSiena’s Palio: A Medieval Horserace Turns Viral (Sept 6, 2011)






TahrirSquareTahrir Square, August 2011 (Aug 3, 2011)




IMG_1953The Sky Is Red at Bordeaux (July 13, 2011)





SellingTeaonNileEgypt After the Revolution, Part II (June 21, 2011), (Freshly Pressed, June 23, 2011, Best of the WordPress Blogs

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Egypt After the Revolution, Part I (May 2, 2011)



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