Andrea Camilleri

By Marco Tambara via Wikimedia Commons

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

Italian literary prizewinners for 2018-19

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

Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli (“La BIZ”)

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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.

Additional multimedia and translation features are available when a personal account is created.

Access the collection via this link on or off campus:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://u.ubidictionary.com/dashboard/

or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.  Please note that our subscription is limited to 3 simultaneous users, so when you have finished your session please log out.  Thank you.

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Strega prize 2018 – goes to a woman, for the first time in 15 years

In July the most prestigious of the Italian literary prizes was won by Helena Janeczek, for her work La ragazza con la Leica (C213.c.6240). Although many female authors have been nominated for the prize in the past, there has not been a female winner since Melania Mazzucco in 2003. La ragazza con la Leica is about Gerda Taro, a war photographer who died during the Spanish Civil war, and it had already won the Bagutta prize earlier this year. Continue reading

Trial access: BIZ Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli

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The University of Cambridge has trial access to the BIZ Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli resource until 17 July 2018 via this link.

Access is available on or off campus but is restricted to 5 simultaneous users, so if you have finished your session please remember to exit your browser session.

You do not need to login, access to the  Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli is enabled on the left of the platform under “Bookshelf”.

The BIZ (Italian Library Zanichelli) is an online collection of over 1,000 texts of Italian literature up  to the early decades of the twentieth century.

Please send your feedback on this trial to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

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