Jacopo della Quercia
"Jacopo della Quercia" (real name Giacomo Calabria) is an award-winning educator, essayist, and novelist. His work has been featured on BBC America, Business Insider, CNN Money, Folger Magazine, The Huffington Post, Reader's Digest, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Slate, and Princeton University's Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America, among others.
As a writer, Jacopo strives to present scholarly research in a manner more easily accessible and enjoyable for all audiences: a practice he has honed in the classroom throughout his career.
In print, Jacopo can be found in the New York Times best-seller You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News, its follow-up The De-Textbook, the detective-noir collection Hardboiled Horror, and academic texts such as the #1 Amazon best-seller Game of Thrones versus History. His novels The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy and License to Quill are products of years of research and a love for history. He hopes you enjoy them both!
As an educator, Jacopo has taught classes on various aspects of history, literature, and the arts since 2006. He has lectured on Machiavellian political psychology at NYU, on William Shakespeare at the Mark Twain House & Museum, on Abraham Lincoln at the New York State Museum, and on narrative medicine at Albany Medical College. He is currently leading several reading and discussion programs in and around the Capital Region as a scholar for Humanities New York.
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