John Dickie

Italy’s Mafias: How did they evolve? How powerful are they today?

20 May
8:00 pm
Memorial Hall


£ 12.00 GBP

Free Event - Ticket required

John has presented several documentary programmes about the Mafia on Italian television. He is the author of four books on the Mafias of Italy, including the international bestseller ‘Cosa Nostra’, which has been translated into 21 languages.

However, his interest in all things Italian doesn’t stop there: in 2016 he co-wrote and presented ‘De Gustibus’, a six-part TV history of Italian food based on his book ‘Delizia!’ which was shown in Italy and in many other countries around the world. It is now available to view on Amazon Prime as ‘Eating History: the Story of Italy on a plate’. 

In 2017 and 2018 he hosted the Pasta World Championships in Milan, sponsored by pasta giant Barilla.

His new book, ‘The Craft: How Freemasons Made the Modern World’, was described as “a superb book that reads like an adventure novel … informative, fascinating and often very funny” by The Times, which made it one of its books of the year for 2020. The Craft has been translated into 10 languages.