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The 2020 Strega Prize in German


The 2020 Strega Prize in German

The Italian Cultural Institutes of Vienna and Hamburg have promoted and published a collection of extracts from the twelve semi-finalists for the 2020 Strega Prize. The collection is accompanied by related translations in German: this is how the book 12 Incontri con il romanzo italiano contemporaneo (“12 Encounters with the Contemporary Italian Novel”) was born.
The initiative was in collaboration with Hanser and Zsolnay publishing houses.

The twelve book titles selected for the Strega Prize are: La nuova stagione (“ The new season”) by Silvia Ballestra (Bompiani, 2019); Città sommersa (“The underground city”) by Marta Barone (Bompiani, 2020); Febbre (“Fever”) by Jonathan Bazzi (Fandango Libri, 2019); La misura del tempo (“The measure of time”) by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi, 2019); Ragazzo italiano (“Italian boy”) by Gian Arturo Ferrari (Feltrinelli, 2020); Giovanissimi (“Very young”) by Alessio Forgione (NN Editore, 2020); Breve storia del mio silenzio (“A brief story about my silence”) by Giuseppe Lupo (Marsilio, 2019); Tutto chiede salvezza (“Everything asks for Safety”) by Daniele Mencarelli (Mondadori, 2020); Almarina by Valeria Parrella (Einaudi, 2019); Vita, morte e miracoli (“The life, death and miracles of Bonfiglio Liborio”) by Remo Rapino (Minimum fax, 2019); Il Colibrì (“The Hummingbird”) by Sandro Veronesi (La Nave di Teseo, 2019); L’apprendista (“The apprentice”) by Gian Mario Villalta (SEM, 2020).

To download the volume in pdf format and for further information:
Istituto italiano di Cultura Amburgo
Istituto italiano di Cultura Vienna