Guglielmo D’Izzia is an actor and writer originally from Sicily. His artistic pursuits have led him to some of the greatest cities in the world: Rome, New York City, and Toronto, where he now resides. As an actor, he has appeared in domestic and international productions (Hannibal, Warehouse 13, Distretto di Polizia) and has to his credit some notable theatre collaborations, from Luca Barbareschi, one of Italy’s premier personalities, to Milena Canonero, a four-time Oscar winner.
As a writer, he debuted in 2020 with The Transaction, published by Guernica Editions. The novel was the winner of the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence (Best First Novel). Other awards and recognitions for The Transaction include the 2016 Marina Nemat Award (Winner); 2020 Cannes Film Festival | Shoot the Book! program (Official Selection); 2020 Foreword INDIES (Finalist); 2020 International Book Awards (Finalist); 2020 The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards (Most Promising Author); 2021 IPPY Awards (Silver Medal); and 2022 The Eric Hoffer Award (Winner).
The Transaction is also currently shortlisted for the AICW Bressani Literary Prize (First book).