We are saddened to report that author Flavia Idà passed away on November 4, 2022.
Flavia was the author of the novels The Iron and The Loom (Il ferro e il telaio), The Names of Heaven, Children of the Wrong Time (Figli del tempo sbagliato), The Last Speck of the World (L’ultimo granello del mondo), the short story “Mercy“, and provided the translation for Building Baby Brother (Costruendo il fratellino).
Flavia was also known for her work with the Italian Consulate in San Francisco, as a translator. Her passion for the Italian culture, and for helping descendants of Italian immigrants achieve citizenship, was appreciated by many. Her ability to decipher ancient, faded, handwritten documents in the Italian language helped her tell the stories of families broken by immigration, and reunite people with their heritage. Her patience with the panicky nerves and constant checking-and-rechecking of the people going through those processes was legendary, and endlessly appreciated.
She also made a mean tiramisu.
We offer our sincerest condolences to her family and friends, and plan to keep her legacy alive through her stories.