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Writer Archimede Fusillo meets Italian students

A truly original beginning of the school year for high school students at Liceo Copernico who met award-winning Australian writer Archimede Fusillo.

On Tuesday, 16 September, award-winning Australian author Archimede Fusillo met the students of Liceo Scientifico Copernico, a local secondary school, to present his work and talk about themes such as migration, cultural identity and the importance of storytelling. Archimede’s writing focuses primarily on the experiences of Italian migrants and their offspring in Australia, drawing particularly on his own life as the Australian born son of Italian parents.

Students and teachers of Liceo Copernico enjoyed the experience so much that they invited Archimede to return, and will use one of his novels as a text for their English classes.

Archimede was recently awarded an International Fellowship for Literature by the patron of the Monash Prato Centre, Sir James Gobbo and his visit to Italy was part of a new project on migration he is working on.