In his forty-year long career as a journalist,
Lucio Lami has worked for nearly all the greatest post-war publishers:
Gianni Mazzocchi, Edilio Rusconi, Arnoldo Mondadori and Angelo
In 1974, when Il Giornale newspaper was founded,
he became part of the editorial staff directed by Indro Montanelli
and for twenty years he travelled all over the world as war correspondent
and contributed to the cultural column.
For years, his focus has been the relationships
between politics and culture. He has founded and has been the
editor of the Commentari magazine, calling great international
men of thought, including Popper and J.F. Revel, to work as contributors.
He has been the editor of L'Indipendente newspaper.
As a journalist, Lucio Lami has been awarded the
Premio Max David (1980) and the Premio Hemingway (1986), reserved
for special correspondents.
As a writer, he has won the Premio Estense (1981)
and the Premio Sacharov (1986)award for an essay on soviet dissent
entitled Il grido delle formiche (Rusconi).
His works as an essayist include: La scuola del plagio (Armando);
Dai confini dell'Impero (Sugarco); Morire per Kabul ( Bompiani);
Giorni di Guerra (Mondadori); Cuba libre era solo un cocktail
(Spirali); Giornalismo all’italiana (Ares); Perché
mezza Italia non vota più (Spirali); Il paradiso violato
(Ares), Visti e raccontati (Ares, 2003).
History books by Lucio Lami include: Isbuscenskij, l'ultima carica
(Mursia); La Signora di Verrua (Rizzoli); Garibaldi e Anita corsari
(Mondadori); Umberto II, ultimo re d’Italia.
Lucio Lami is also the author of a novel entitled La donna dell'orso
His works have been translated in France, Greece, Spain, and Latin
Lucio Lami has been a professor in journalism at
the Milan Università Cattolica and was the honorary president
of the Italian PEN Club.
He died March 31, 2013