Giordano Durante was born in Gibraltar in 1981. He attended Bayside Comprehensive School before heading to London to study philosophy.
He returned to the Rock in 2007. After some years working as a clerk and a prison officer, he became Editor of the news website YGTV.
Giordano is a regular contributor to Radio Gibraltar’s ‘Pause for Reflection’. Since 2014, he has delivered radio talks on celebrity culture, free speech, patriotism, the value of reading and the poetry of Thomas Hardy. Giordano also took part in the inaugural ‘Gib Talks’ event in 2015. His first book of poems ‘West’ was published in 2017. This debut collection contains poems about Gibraltar, the cities of Andalucía and the metropolitan gloom of London - three places which have structured Giordano’s literary sensibilities.
A Gibraltar Chronicle review of ‘West’, by Conchita Triay, praised “Durante's economic but rich use of language and his penetrating, pithy observations of human behaviour.” Giordano is currently working on a journal and a second collection of poems. He lives in Gibraltar’s Upper Town with his partner and their daughter.
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