News: Editor Peter Gordon named “Cavaliere” by Italian Government

stellaAsian Review of Books editor Peter Gordon was named “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (“Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy”) at a ceremony in Hong Kong on 3 June. The award is made by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, for Gordon having, in the words of Italian Consul-General Clemente Contestabile, “contributed greatly to the promotion of Italian Opera over the last thirty years”.