Fremantle Press is sorry to announce that Emma Ciccotosto passed away last week. Sales, Distribution and Foreign Rights Manager Clive Newman remembers her fondly.
‘Her autobiography was one of our early successes. She told it in Italian to Michal Bosworth, who she met on a bus, and we published it as Emma: a translated life. We later published it as a new edition, Emma, a recipe for life, which included her favourite recipes (like real tomato sauce). The book was adapted for hugely successful stage seasons by Deckchair Theatre. The production included cooking on stage to feed the audience at interval and music by the Italian choir, the ’Joys of the Women’. Emma was a member of the choir, so got to sing in her own story.’
‘I used to stop by Emma’s house on the way home from work sometimes, mostly to pay her royalties. My reward was home-cooked biscuits and a recipe or two.’
Fremantle Press would like to pass on their condolences to Emma’s friends and family.