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.


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











Boar Hunting In Tuscany,  Numéro Cinq Magazine, (March 2014)






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


ValTroncheawithFlowers Abused in the Alps  Numéro Cinq Magazine (September 2013)





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




Graduation75My First Job,  Numéro Cinq Magazine, (June 4, 2011)







Nat1978Sabah Al Khair Habibti, Numéro Cinq Magazine,(April 28, 2011)







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






A Letter  from Italy, Numéro Cinq Magazine, (Feb 21, 2011)








Missing Dad, Numéro Cinq Magazine(Jan 26, 2011)






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


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





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


Photo Essays:


Masquerade in Milan: Fashion Week, Numéro Cinq Magazine, (October 2013)






Drenched in Venice: Text and Photographs, Numéro Cinq Magazine, (June 2013)





Death by Oranges: Ivrea at Carnival, Numéro Cinq Magazine(March 2013)








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








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






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



Cart on the Seafront Promenade, Alexandria, Egypt

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




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




ComoArcadePostcards from Italy: Lake Como, Numéro Cinq Magazine.(Sept 27, 2011)






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






TahrirSquareTahrir Square, August 2011, Numéro Cinq Magazine, (Aug 3, 2011)




IMG_1953The Sky Is Red at BordeauxNuméro Cinq Magazine(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 , Numéro Cinq Magazine, (May 2, 2011)



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