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I’m heading on tour round New Zealand in April. Would love to meet you if I’m in your region. We’ll be talking food, friendship, Venice, adventure and there may even be wine (I hope there’s wine!). For details find the flyer at a readable size at




My new novel A Year At Hotel Gondola is out late March (in the UK you won’t find copies in the bookshops till August but you can buy it online). Here’s what it’s all about:

Kat has never wanted to live a quiet life. She’s an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual things. Now she’s about to embark on her biggest adventure yet – a relationship. She’s fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to Venice where she’ll help him run his guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat will write about the first year of her new adventure, the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, and the man she doesn’t really know all that well but is going to make a life with.But as Kat ought to know by now, the thing about adventures is that they never go exactly the way you expect them to

 “A story as evocative and captivating as Venice itself” Fiona Gibson, author of The Woman Who Met Her Match.


 It’s always a thrill to see my stories in translation and, out just in time for the northern hemisphere summer, are the Dutch version of One Summer In Venice and the Portuguese version of Under Italian Skies. Recently I heard that my first ever novel, Delicious, is going to be published in Hungarian!


Under Italian Skies has a colourful new cover for its release in mass-market paperback format. It’s out in the UK in early June so just in time for summer reading and the shop where you’re most likely to find it is WH Smith (or online at places like Amazon of course). Meanwhile I’m finishing my new book, A Year At Hotel Gondola, which is scheduled to be published early next year. I wish I could write as quickly as I can read!


I’ve got some events coming up. There will be a glass of bubbles and lots of stories about Italy in Auckland on April 28 at the Paperplus bookstore in Newmarket. For more info click here. And then in early June I’ll be in Tauranga and involved in several events at the Escape Arts Festival. For more on that keep an eye on their website which you’ll reach here.


Nicky Pellegrino - Under Italian SkiesMy latest book Under Italian Skies has been released in the UK, New Zealand and Australia  so look out for it in bookstores….and online stores too of course. It’s filled with all the things I like most – food, friendship and southern Italy – and it’s about a woman called Stella who swaps her small London apartment for a stay in an Italian villa and falls in love with the owner’s life. I’ll be doing some events in New Zealand over the next couple of months so will post details here and on my Facebook author page once they’re all confirmed. In the meantime I’m hoping to return to Venice to research my next story some time soon….


My new novel has a name at last! Under Italian Skies will be released in April in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. You can find out more about it by clicking here