It is autumn and time to take stock of the major literary prizes awarded in Italy this past year.
It seems odd thinking about literary prizes and awards at the moment, since awards conjure up images of presentations, speeches and joy. But many, many people have turned to reading for comfort and intellectual stimulation during the recurrent lockdowns. The giving and receiving of literary awards remains, as ever, important to readers and encouraging to authors. In Italy, despite a very difficult year, the major literary prizes were adjudicated and the following awards were made: Continue reading
We were saddened to hear of the death of Andrea Camilleri, aged 93, one of Italy’s best-loved authors. For so many readers he had brought Sicily to life, capturing the difficult social problems of the island with affection and humour.
In 2014 we posted on this blog a piece to celebrate his Montalbano series. Since then we have continued to acquire further works in the series, the most recent being: Continue reading
We highlighted last autumn the winner of the prestigious Strega prize, one of the most important literary prizes awarded in Italy. It was won for the first time in 15 years by a woman – Helena Janeczek for her novel La ragazza con la Laica (C213.c.6240).
The other four major literary prizes that we focus on were awarded in the last 12 months as follows: Continue reading
The BIZ (Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli) is an online collection of over 1,000 texts of Italian literature, ranging from its origins to the early decades of the twentieth century.
Published by Casalini Libri, and available on its “Ubidictionary” platform, the BIZ includes the complete works of the major Italian writers, as well as those of many minor and obscure writers.
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