Tiziano Thomas Dossena

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Tiziano Thomas Dossena
Born(1952-09-19)September 19, 1952
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Occupation art critic, author, journalist
LanguageItalian, English
Nationality Italian
Relatives Emilio Giuseppe Dossena, father

Tiziano Thomas Dossena is an Italian American author and art critic.



Born in Milan on 19 September 1952, Tiziano Thomas Dossena moved to the United States in 1968 and completed his studies in that country, where he graduated in Italian Literature (Queens College, 1976), Humanistic Studies (Regents College, 1977), Environmental Science (Purchase College, 1992) and Engineering Technology (New York City Technical College, 1995). Repatriated to Italy in 1978, Dossena devoted himself to theater and poetry, attending at the same time the Faculty of Medicine.

Articles, essays, poems, and interviews of Dossena were published in numerous magazines and anthologies in Italy, France, Greece, Switzerland and the United States. In 1990 he assumed the role of Editorial Director of the L'Idea Magazine [1] (Brooklyn, NY) and contributor to USA Bridge Apulia (Lecce), Tiziano Thomas Dossena has represented the Italian community in the Italian Government as Consigliere (1998–2004) and Secretary (1998–2000) of COM.IT.ES. (Committee of Italians Abroad) in New York and Connecticut. The dynamic writer and art critic, the son of the famous artist Emilio Giuseppe Dossena, also contributed to the virtual magazine Racconti e Letteratura with a series of articles on the life of Italians in New York. Dossena is the founder and Editor-in-chief of two online opera magazines, OperaMylove.com (in English) and OperaAmorMio (in Italian).

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Dossena has won many awards and records of merit, both for poetry and for fiction, including the first prize for essays "De Finibus Terrae", the first prize "Coppa del Mare", Prize for Fiction "Citta` di Modica", the top prize for journalism "Emigrazione", the second prize "Voci Nostre" in poetry, the second prize for poetry "Noi e Gli Altri" and the third prize for poetry at the "Biennale di Boniprati". Winner of the 2012 Globo Tricolore Award, similar to an Oscar for famous Italians abroad who are unknown in their homeland. [8] Dossena was the winner of the prestigious "Sons of Italy Literary award" in 2019. In 2021, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Italian Charities of America and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the “Marquis Who’s Who.”

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Literary works


  1. Marianna Biazzo Randazzo, Italians of Brooklyn, Arcadia Publishing, April 2018, Charleston, South Carolina, p.77,
  2. Gino Parente, L'Epopea Garibaldina, Campobasso 1982, p.38
  3. Dizionario Critico I Premiati, Campobasso 1983, p.298.
  4. Gianni Ruta, Antologia tra Due Sponde, Messina 1982, p.76.
  5. Renata Morresi, Kult Underground No. 52, 1999
  6. Beppe Granieri, Un italiano a New York, Primo Piano, Bitonto, April 2001, p.17
  7. Patrizia Di Franco, Caro Fantozzi, L’Idea, New York, Vol.II, N.41, 2009
  8. "network femminile Globo Tricolore donne professioniste italiane mondo". www.globotricolore.it. Archived from the original on 2014-04-20.

Articles on Dossena

"Role Reversal: Assemblymen Honored to Meet Local Author" Edouard VBoulat, Bronxville.patch.com, June 27, 2011

"Italian Author Recognized by the NYS Assembly" Italian American Journal, July 7, 2011, page 4

"TIziano Thomas Dossena onorato dalla NYS Assembly" Riccardo Chioni, America Oggi, July 6, 2011

"9/11 plaque unveiled in Yonkers" Newsday, September 9, 2012

"More from Yonkers' September 11 Remembrance", Yonkers Rising, September 28, 2012, page 9

"June 21st, 2019 Declared Tiziano Thomas Dossena Day In Yonkers" We The Italians, June 21, 2019

"Tiziano Thomas Dossena Wins The 2019 OSIA LITERARY AWARD!" Queensledger, June 10, 2019

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