Italian literary prizewinners for 2017-2018

We have customarily drawn attention to the major literary prizewinners in Italy, highlighting the winners of five important prizes. We last focused on the 2016 winners. Since our last blog post, those five major prizes have been awarded as follows:

The Strega prize: awarded in 2017 to Paolo Cognetti for his novel Le otto montagne (C213.c.429)

The Bagutta prize: awarded in 2017 to Vivian Lamarque for her novel Madre d’inverno (C205.d.4406) and in early 2018 to Helena Janeczek for her novel La ragazza con la Leica (C213.c.6240)

The Bancarella prize: awarded in 2017 to Matteo Strukul for his novel I Medici : una dinastia al potere (C213.c.6184)

The Campiello prize: awarded in 2017 to Donatella Di Pietrantonio for her novel L’Arminuta (C213.c.3930)

The Viareggio-Repaci prize:

“Narrativa”: awarded in 2017 to Gianfranco Calligarich for his novel La malinconia dei Crusich (C204.d.8032)

“Poesia”: awarded in 2017 to Stefano Carrai for La traversata dei Gobi (C205.d.4405)

“Saggistica”: awarded in 2017 to Giuseppe Montesano for Lettori selvaggi (C213.c.7462)

Bettina Rex

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