Maria Grazia Galati
Maria Grazia Galati was born in Milan in 1967. She has been a journalist in current affairs since 1995. Educated in languages and tourism Maria Grazia has worked for eight years for Gente Viaggi (Rusconi/Hachette), a monthly voyage magazine. In 1993 Maria Grazia started her globe-trotter career as a correspondent for various Italian and International papers working in London, New York, Hong Kong, Lisbon. She moved to Luxembourg in 2001. With Paola Cairo she founded the Italian language magazine Passa Parola asbl (www.passaparola.info). Since 2008 she has also been part of “Voices by Passaparola” (www.ara.lu – air and streaming) a radio programme promoting Italian culture and language where Maria Grazia is an active promoter of events. She has written several books and tour guides. She produces a fiction-documentary movie about the story of Italian immigrants In Luxembourg (L’Arrivée de la Jeunesse, PassaParola Media Group). Maria Grazia won two literary prizes for Libere Dentro (Edizioni Grifo, Lecce – also traslated in French) and 3 literary prizes Donne Libere Dentro – Nuovi racconti. These are 2 collections of short stories dedicated to the women of Puglia. Maria Grazia has also worked for television in Luxembourg as an Italian editor of Luxe TV and subsequently as presenter and reporter for Air TV. She works as relocation assistant for expat, overall italians, for a private agency as well as for the Italian Embassy.