- Author: Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
- Published: 07 November 2013
- ISBN: 9781846882128
Written by Lampedusa's cousin and heir, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, this new illustrated biography - which includes a wealth of unpublished pictures from Lampedusa's private albums in Casa Butera and documents from his family archive, as well as a foreword by Lampedusa biographer David Gilmour - explores all the people and places that were dear to the great Sicilian master and are essential for a fuller understanding of his work.
Born in 1934, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi is Professor of Music History at the University of Palermo. He has written several books on opera and major composers such as Rossini, Stravinsky, Berg and Mussorgsky. A cousin of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the famous author of The Leopard, he is the Italian editor of Lampedusa's works and executor of his estate, and has also written various art-history books on Sicily including Villas in Palermo and Sicilian Castles and Monasteries.