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Premio Strega 2020



Premio Strega 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 San Francisco 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 Johnatan 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 


Date: Da Tuesday, May 12, 2020 a Saturday, July 04, 2020

Entrance : Free