The Premio Strega, a prestigious literary award promoted by the Maria and Goffredo Bellonci Foundation and Liquore Strega, has announced the 12 candidates who will compete in the final of the 2023 edition. The nominated books will be read and voted on by a jury made up of experts, scholars, translators and fans of Italian literature. These are the selected books:
- Silvia Ballestra, La Sibilla. The Sybil;
- Maria Grazia Calandrone, Dove non mi hai portata. Where you didn’t take me;
- Andrea Canobbio, La traversata notturna. The Night Crossing;
- Ada D’Adamo, Come d’aria. Like Air;
- Gian Marco Griffi, Ferrovie del Messico. Railways of Mexico;
- Vincenzo Latronico, Le perfezioni. The perfection;
- Romana Petri, Rubare la notte. Steal the night ;
- Rosella Postorino, Mi limitavo ad amare te. I was just loving you;
- Igiaba Scego, Cassandra a Mogadiscio. Cassandra in Mogadiscio;
- Andrea Tarabbia, Il continente bianco. The White Continent;
- Maddalena Vaglio Tanet, Tornare dal bosco. Back from the woods;
- Carmen Verde, Una minima infelicità. A Little unhappiness.
The 12 candidate authors, finalists of the LXXVII edition of the Premio Strega, will meet the public in 21 stages throughout Italy, one of which, as always, will be abroad at an Italian Cultural Institute. The announcement of the finalist authors will take place on Wednesday June 7th at the Teatro Romano di Benevento, while the election of the winner will take place on Thursday July 6th at the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.
For more information: Premio Strega