Gianfranco Bettin

Gianfranco Bettin (born in Venice, 1955) is an Italian sociologist, writer and long-time leader of the Greens in Veneto. During his long political career, he was a member of the Italian Parliament (1992–1994), deputy mayor of Venice for Mestre (1995–2005) and member of the Regional Council of Veneto (2000–2010), and is known for his support of Gianfranco Fini’s proposal to give the right to vote to migrants in general elections, and full citizenship rights to migrants in his region. He is the author of eighteen books, including Cracking (Mondadori, 2019) and Qualcosa che brucia (Something Burning, Garzanti, 1989), a novel exploring working-class Venice. 

Anthologies featuring Gianfranco Bettin

The Book of Venice

A varied and expansive look at one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centres.

The American Way

Covering US foreign policy from 1945 to the present day, an anthology of specially commissioned stories by authors from across the globe addressing America's history of intervention, including IPAF shortlisted Libyan author Najwa Binshatwan and Jhalak Prize winner Jacob Ross.