Academy of Gallo

The Little Library

Lez ecrivouz corses

Presentations by the Academy of Gallo

Vega, a one-year-old Inu Akita, still here with
Timothy Leoncini

24 years old and already a talented author, Timothy has a solid literary and artistic background: literary baccalaureate, student of Performing Arts at the Università Pasquale Paoli in Corte, director of short films and local press correspondent.

If we find his training and experience in the solidity and originality of his texts, his commitments, animator in Association Sève and member of AFC UMANI (Associu pè una Fundazione di Corsica), bring a deep humanity to his stories.

Like many great authors, his very universal stories are deeply imbued with his culture, his Corsican vision of the world.

Timothy also publishes texts and poetry on his blog.

Academy of Gallo - Feb 2020


(photo Manon PERELLI)

Journalist in Aiacciu (Ajaccio in French), his hometown, Eric is a Corsican author who covers a wide range of literary fields.

He is an author who knows how to draw inspiration from media events, seen from the Parisian world, to show with biting humor other human values, a simple humanism.

If his style is attentive and soft as a cat's paw, on the other hand it is just as fast and scratching against injustice.

His short stories, such as "Le grand soir de Martine", "Les barbares" or "L'esprit des lois", show us a Corsican author fully committed, in French and in Corsican, to his country, Corsica.

Freelance graphic designer and illustrator for about ten years, Eric has never stopped this delightfully impertinent art of news cartooning for the weekly press.

From Eric, we'll take this little journalistic formula

"Drawing, short stories, theater, songs... whichever way he chooses to express himself, and as far as he can remember, he's evil-minded."
who, seemingly untouched, paints us a free author and a free spirit!

Académie du Gallo - March 2020


Marie-Paule DOLOVICI
Marie-Paule DOLOVICI

School teacher in Bastia, her hometown, Marie-Paule is also an author who happily writes in genres as diverse as they are reputedly difficult, such as short stories or historical sagas.

Her inspiration is very eclectic and we offer you these few excerpts exchanged with journalists.

"Often I begin small things. It can be a historical detail, the vision of an impressionist painting for example, the discovery of a landscape or a place, the story of a person.

If facts and sources are a basis for work, inspiration comes from old stones, from places trampled by thousands of feet... it can be the look of a painting, the glow of a cloth..."

We can discover her news in her book "Ribella" and of course on the Anima Cappita website.

Beyond her news, history, and in particular the history of Corsica, her country, is undeniably her passion:

"I'm also obsessed with the Paoli mystery."

From this passion was born an ambitious trilogy "L'asphodèle et l'olivier".
    The originality of this work is that it makes us very close to the characters of this page of Corsican history, by their strong human passions.

  "L'asphodèle et l'olivier - Pasquale Paoli et la fille de l’aube" - éditions Le Bord de l'eau - Collection Spondi
  "L'asphodèle et l'olivier - Pasquale Paoli et le fils de la nation" - éditions Le Bord de l'eau - Collection Spondi
  "Ribella" - éditions A Fior di Carta

Académie du Gallo - April 2020



Charles Bernardini was born in Zalana, a small village in Corsica, in 1944.

After schooling in Bastia, he studied history and geography in Aix-en-Provence to become a teacher.
    Married, father of a boy, he worked in various establishments on the island, before settling at the Lycée Giocante de Casabianca in Bastia.

Bilingual from his early childhood, he did not learn to write Corsican until after his higher education, as a self-taught. At the time of his schooling, regional languages were forbidden at school.

During the "Riacquistu" (movement of cultural re-appropriation), in the seventies, he contributed to the revival of the teaching of the Corsican language, as a voluntary teacher within the framework of the association "Scola Corsa".

He currently spends his retirement between Bastia and his native village, to which he remains very attached.

Académie du Gallo - May 2020