Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Paolo's new book

Belonging: 1. Marian Kenny and Paolo Tullio; 2. Chris de Burgh and Roz Flanagan; 3. Albhie Lee and Michael Hayes. (Pix. Garret White)

The legend that is Paolo Tullio launched his newest novel 'Longing & Belonging' at a reception in Cafe H recently. Hosted by Harry and Rita Crosbie the event was attended by a host of well known faces including Chris de Burgh,  Michael Colgan of The Gate Theatre, writer Kathy Gilfillan, designer Lainey Keogh, film director John Boorman and of course Paolo himself.

Guests enjoyed a selection of Mediterranean canap├ęs with Italian wines and heard speeches from Harry Crosbie, Michael Colgan and Chris de Burgh as they celebrated their good friends new book.

'Longing & Belonging' is available online as a paperback or ebook at on Amazon and Createspace.com - https://www.createspace.com/3930282

Speaking on the launch of his newest novel, Paolo Tullio said “I am delighted to be launching my new novel, it has been a while since my last book and it is exciting to have my latest offering finished and ready to go! The book draws on my experience of emigration from Southern Italy, so I think there will be many resonances that will echo the Irish diaspora”.

Paolo Tullio is a journalist and broadcaster, best known as a resident critic on RTE's 'The Restaurant' and as the restaurant reviewer for the Irish Independent and his regular musings on Newstalk radio. He has previously published 'North of Naples, South of Rome', which became a six-part TV series, 'Mushroom Man' and a cookery book 'Paolo Tullio Cooks Italian'.