Giancarlo DiTrapano is available for teaching, manuscript consultation and lectures on writing and literature (in both English and Italian). He's also available for leading workshops, private and university. All within the U.S. and Europe.

Testimonials & Praise

"Giancarlo Ditrapano is the best editor around. When I think of Gian, I think of Chingachook. The Last of the Mohicans. In a literary world full of insurance salesman, it's nice to know there are a few pirates left. And he's one of them. The ship is sinking, and the water is on fire, but no one cares because Gian's there." —Scott McClanahan, author of Hill William and Crapalachia

"Giancarlo DiTrapano is my idea of an independent publisher. He has a fine, idiosyncratic ear. He loves to discover new writers and loves to read what they do next. He knows how to help a writer improve. Most of all, he puts his writers first." —Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review


"A highly personable, empathetic, and thoughtful editor. Working with him is a joy." —Marie Calloway, author of What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life

"As an editor Giancarlo DiTrapano is like a good friend: there when you need him. He has an ability to listen to your words and distinguish your voice. From there he cuts away at all the defenses you've put up and lays your story so bare and vulnerable that you're no longer the writer of it so much as you are its caretaker." —Spencer Madsen, Sorry House