Umberto Tosi

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Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation writer
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Umberto Tosi – author of Ophelia Rising – is contributing editor of Chicago Quarterly Review. His published fiction includes a trio of novellas – Our Own Kind, Satan the Movie and My Dog's Name – set in Los Angeles, where he began a distinguished journalistic career with the Los Angeles Times as a staff writer and then, managing editor of the paper's Sunday magazine. He moved north and became editor of San Francisco Magazine, then managing editor of Francis Ford Coppola's City Magazine, editor-in-chief of the Diablo Magazine Group, as well editor at digital publisher He founded Light Fantastic Books in 2006. He has published hundreds of articles and stories in regional and national magazines and reviews. His published books include the cold war spy biography, High Treason (GP Putnam & Sons) Sports Psyching (J.P. Tarcher), the Christmas novella, Milagro on 34th Street, and a short story collection: Gunning for the Holy Ghost. Umberto Tosi was born in Boston. He lives and writes in in Chicago with his partner, artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris.
Interests Writing, philosophy, astronomy, cooking, nature, environoment, cultural history
Favorite Movies Groundhog Day, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Brazil, Everyone Says I Love You, Ninochaka. Citizen Kane -- the keeps changing depending on my mood.
Favorite Music Music that moves me authentically: classical, jazz, blues, world, klezmer, zydeco.
Favorite Books 100 Years of Solitude, Song of Solomon, Light of Autumn, Devil in a Blue Dress, Tristram Shandy, Underground... on and on .. Ask me again in 15 minutes.

My spirit guide? The Bear.<br> My totem? The Wolf.<br> Animal I'm most like? A Terrier.