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Strega Prize 2020



Strega Prize 2020

Since its inception in 1947, the prestigious Premio Strega has been a mirror of the Italian cultural environment and its literary taste: its award-winning books have recounted our country, documenting its language, changes, and traditions. The Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne is part of the literary jury with 10 readers that will choose the five finalists and the winner.

To offer English readers a taste and invite you to explore the works of the 12 Italian authors long-listed for the prestigious literary prize Premio Strega, we are happy to bring you the English translations of excerpts from their work, available in the flip-book below.

This project was made possible by the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institutes of London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, San Francisco and Washington DC. with the Fondazione Bellonci.

Here is the list of the 12 short-listed books:

L’apprendista by Gian Mario Villalta, published by SEM
Ragazzo italiano by Gian Arturo Ferrari, published by Feltrinelli
La nuova stagione by Silvia Ballestra, published by Bompiani
Città sommersa by Marta Barone, published by Bompiani
Giovanissimi by Alessio Forgione, published by NN Editore
La misura del tempo by Gianrico Carofiglio, published by Einaudi
Almarina by Valeria Parrella, published by Einaudi
Tutto chiede salvezza by Daniele Mencarelli, published by Mondadori
Febbre by Jonathan Bazzi, published by Fandango Libri
Breve storia del mio silenzio by Giuseppe Lupo, published by Marsilio
Vita, morte e miracoli di Bonfiglio Liborio by Remo Rapino, published by minimum fax
Il colibrì by Sandro Veronesi, published by La nave di Teseo



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Date: Da Friday, May 15, 2020 a Friday, July 03, 2020

Entrance : Free