Gaia Servadio (born 1938) is an Italian writer.
Hosting After Dark on 11 March 1988
|Born||1938 (age 80–81)|
|Residence||Belgravia, London, England|
|Spouse(s)||William Mostyn-Owen c. 1961—1989|
|Children||Owen (b. 1962), Allegra (b. 1964), Orlando (b. 1973)|
|Relatives||Boris Johnson (former son-in-law)|
Early life and careerEdit
Servadio was born in Padua, the daughter of Bianca Prinzi and Luxardo Servadio. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Sicilian and Catholic. She received a bachelor's degree from London's Camberwell School of Art.
Servadio was married the British art historian William Mostyn-Owen c. 1961—1989, and they had three children, Owen (b. 1962), Allegra (b. 1964) and Orlando (b. 1973). In 1968, they were living in "23 rooms or so" of one wing of Aberuchill Castle, Perthshire, Scotland.
- Tanto gentile e tanto onesta (Feltrinelli, 1967)
- Don Giovanni e L'azione consiste (Feltrinelli, 1968)
- Un'infanzia diversa (Rizzoli, 1988)
- Il lamento di Arianna (La Tartaruga, 1988)
- La storia di R. (Rizzoli, 1990)
- E i morti non sanno (Dario Flaccovio Ed., 2005)
- Raccogliamo le vele - Autobiografia (Feltrinelli, 2014)
- Luchino Visconti (Mondadori, 1980)
- La Donna del Rinascimento (Garzanti, 1986)
- Traviata. Vita di Giuseppina Strepponi (Rizzoli, 1994)
- Mozia. Alla scoperta di una civiltà scomparsa (Flaccovio Dario, 2003)
- Scritti siriani dell'antichità: testi preclassici e classici (A cura di G.S.; Pisa e Roma, Fabrizio Serra editore, 2010)
- Gioachino Rossini Una vita (Feltrinelli 2015)
- Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (2013-02-16). "From Designer to Journalist: An Interview with Gaia Servadio". Times of Sicily. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- Humphrey Burton. "William Mostyn-Owen obituary | Education". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- LIFE. Time Inc. 7 June 1968. pp. 83–84. ISSN 0024-3019. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- Rachel Helyer-Donaldson (2010-01-08). "Boris Johnson's first wife marries again". Theweek.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "Orlando Mostyn Owen | The Royal Drawing School". The Royal Drawing School. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
- "Alain Elkann Interviews Gaia Servadio writer, historian and broadcaster". Alainelkanninterviews.com. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2016-09-25.