Tom Rachman is an English/Canadian writer/correspondent. He has worked for The Associated Press in New York and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. His debut novel The Imperfectionists was set in a fictional international newspaper headquartered in Rome. He is working on a second novel.
The Holocaust in Italian Culture
Fascist Italy was the model for Nazi Germany, and Mussolini Hitler’s prime World War Two ally. Italy was a theatre of war and a victim of Nazi persecution after 1943 as resistance, collaboration and civil war raged. Many thousands were deported to concentration camps across Europe. But how did Italy deal with unresolved questions about the Holocaust?
After the war, Italian culture produced a vast array of stories, images, and debate through which it sought to come to terms with what...
Meet the Author: Tom Rachman: The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman discussed his first novel, The Imperfectionists, about the quirky, maddening and endearing people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome. Gripping, funny and moving, this is a novel about the hectic but now threatened life of the press as we knew it.