The Translators

Steve Eaton is a translator of Italian short stories and novels.

His translations of short stories by Luigi Pirandello have appeared in the journals Metamorphoses, The Journal of Italian Translation, and The Journal of the Pirandello Society of America.

He is also translator of Gaetano Savatteri’s novel, A Conspiracy of Talkers (La congiura dei loquaci) (Italica Press, 2021).

He lives in Austin, TX with his wife Hsueh-Tzu Rosemary Hu. He authors the blog Garden of Eaton: Cogito Ergo Blogito, at:

Cinzia Russi is Professor of Romance and Italian Linguistics and director of the Graduate Portfolio Program in Romance Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Her research focuses on historical (socio)linguistics with an emphasis on (morpho)syntax. She also studies the language of contemporary Italian crime fiction. Her publications include Iconicity and Analogy in Language Change: The Development of Double Object Clitic Clusters from Medieval Florentine to Modern Italian (co-authored with Janice Aski, Mouton de Gruyter, 2015), Current Trends in Historical Sociolinguistics (editor, Walter de Gruyter Open Access, 2016), and Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri’s Narrative Language: A Linguistic Analysis (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2021).

Her latest project is an introductory textbook on Italian Linguistics, The Routledge Introduction to Italian Linguistics (Taylor & Francis, 2023)


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